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08-06-2004, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Teemu08
Dont count on any miracles.

Phoenix will certainly improve over last year, but theyll be lucky if they make the playoffs next year. They have inconsistant goaltending, subpar defense past the first pairing, and not enough offensive production. I like Nagy and Doan, but that lineup isnt anything to drool over.
Other than their weakness in net I'd put that lineup against any in the Western Conference, much less the Pacific Division. Pheonix has a very good offense(5 legit 20 goal scorers(Doan, Johnson, Nagy, Hull, and Langkow) plus some solid offensive forwards in Ricci, Comrie, and Savage) a solid D core(Morris, Mara, Tanabe, O'Donnell, Hulse, Ference, the two kids PLUS apparently another Veteran D man). If they can get a better starting goalie(and there are a few options out there(Osgood, Potvin, Weekes)) and stay relatively healthy they could probably win the Pacific Division and take a top 4 Seed.

And NO, I'm not a Coyotes Homer, I am an avid Blues fan. I am simply looking at them objectively.

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