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04-27-2011, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by endy View Post
no reason we shouldn't win. we are a better team than last year in many ways. our fwd corp is def better, last year we had an okay 3rd line with a slumping manny and a not very good checking line nor not very good scoring line. this year we have THREE good lines. you can only put zets on one of em, dats on another. we have the most deep fwd lines, and our defense while sucky in our zone has been great in the offensive zone. ian white gives us a great offensive threat, demers has matured greatly. boyle will get better, murry is a beast, and vlassic had a great series. every game we lace up 5.2 legit dmen.
I don't think we have improved since last year. Yes, scoring depth is much better. But that is offset by decrease in our top line as well as decrease in PK with no Manny and Blake. And I think our defense is worse than last year losing Blake and decline in Boyle's play. Goaltending is a wild card. Niemi has the ability to steal a series where Nabby didn't. We need Niemi to step up to beat Detroit.

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