11/12 Eastern Conference Standings Predictions
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08-26-2011, 10:18 AM
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Yeah, he is going to give them better goaltending than Bobrovsky did and he'll be more consistent in the playoffs than any of their previous goalies. They won't need to switch them around constantly.
I mean really comparing Bob to Bryz? Either you're just looking at numbers or you've rarely if ever watched Bryz play to make a comment like that.
Bob is good but young and unproven, and he struggled in the post season. Sure the team had injuries but plenty of teams did and Philly has a ton of depth.
Plus adding Voracek, Schenn and Simmonds isn't "throwing away". Also both those players had very long term contracts despite being good deals and hadn't exactly won them a cup. Furthermore they got Couturier in the draft. Sure it's futures but they didn't "throw them away". It was a calculated risk and I think it'll work out for them. We'll see though. This isn't something you can simply use math to figure out. We don't know how good these players will play, we don't know what the locker room drama was like in Philly, we know nothing about the development of Couturier or Schenn who could easily go from boom to bust. Time will certainly tell but "throwing them away" certainly wasn't the case here. Calculated risk is what it is. Not saying they'll immediately be better but they have the depth to make a move like that.
I really don't think you are reading MathMan's arguments properly. This is a standings thread, ie, how people will do in the regular season next year, not
. Playoffs, and years down the line are irrelevant.
-Bobrovsky actually gave them good goaltending last regular season, and at times was outright sensational.
-Richards and Carter are straight up their best defensive/tough minute forwards, they have been both lost, now all those players that got easy minutes because of those two being in the lineup, have to take on more. For example, expect Giroux's numbers to go down a bit this season.
-They simply are just not better than last season, they have gone backwards.
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