Thread: Speculation: I'm confused.
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08-29-2011, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rschmitz View Post
Roloson and Brewer to start the season. Another year of experience for Hedman. Another year of experience for Stamkos. A rejuvenated Lecavalier. A year of team experience in an effective system.

We have replacements for Bergenheim and Gagne, what am I missing that is going to make us a worse team? Outside of a construction accident that takes out half our team we should be even better.
I think you're missing quite a few potential variables that could make us a worse team, such as: Other teams figuring out the flaws in the 1-3-1, St. Louis finally showing signs of aging, Stamkos continuing to slump as he did in last year's second half, injuries to key players, other teams in the East that made improvements, etc.

There are plenty of arguments that could be made to explain why the Lightning won't be as good as last season, just as there are plenty to explain why they will be as good or better.

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