Thread: Speculation: The Jackets Need Goalies
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06-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by DJOpus View Post
Honestly, with the defense and goaltending...maybe. Raymond has scored 25 goals, Booth 30 goals, Umberger has gotten 25. If Brassard and RJ can step up, I could see that team making the playoffs by playing solid D and winning close games. D and goaltending get teams into the playoffs, or else ANA and TBL wouldn't be having troubles (they are both stacked up front).
So, basically, if every forward overperforms we might have a chance? Ennh. Maybe. Not fond. Granted, it's a heck of a lot better than most of the "Nash + 2nd for X" proposals we get, but I'm still not sure if that's sufficient. We'd still have to do really damn well in free agency, AND hope that our current futures are sufficient going forward.

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