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05-21-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Modo View Post
Decidedly optimistic.

A full year with a new owner at the helm, and four years without a single playoff game....I think (hope) that they'll be gunning hard to go back to the upper echelon of the league, where we used to be.
I agree ... in year's past, the only way to improve the team was the bargain free agent (even then they weren't always signing someone) or bringing a prospect into the fold.

This season, to a man, they've all said everything is on the table to get better, and the only avenue they are skeptical about is free agency which is a good thing IMO. I doubt that they'll land long-term assets at center in the Top 6, two wings positions, and a #1 defenseman in one summer though, but that won't hold them back from making the next important step of getting into the playoffs. I do believe they'll be better next year.

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