Thread: TSN: 30 Teams in 30 Days
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09-29-2010, 06:10 PM
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Something we should keep in mind...

Los Angeles Under DL's Tenure:
06-07 68pts
07-08 71pts
08-09 79pts
09-10 101pts
10-11 ???

San Jose Under DL's Tenure:
96-97 62pts
97-98 78pts
98-99 80pts
99-00 87pts
00-01 95pts
01-02 99pts

See the trend? Lombardi teams are known for steady incremental season-to-season improvement. Under DL, the Sharks improved their overall point total 6 straight seasons. Dean is only the 2nd GM in NHL history to achieve that feat. Hall of fame gm Bill Torrey, who managed the Islanders in the 80's, is the other.

So when you consider the aforementioned, and the fact that the Kings were 8th overall last year, it actually makes TSN's 5th overall prediction seem pretty realistic.

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