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06-26-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jd2210 View Post
That offense is going to be insane and get more insane as those high picks mature. Teams that really suck tend to get really good a few years after those 1st overalls get their wheels going (see Pitt and the Avs). A tender and some solid D would sure go a long way for them.
That's my exact point. If they get Schultz, and he is the real deal, the rest of their defense isn't that bad and they'll presumably add a couple more pieces. Even if their goalies still suck, I think they would be a playoff team. Great goaltending is not a pre-requisite to making the playoffs. Certainly doesn't hurt, but if these guys are scoring gobs of goals and their defense is half-way decent, watch out.

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