Thread: Speculation: Suter and Parise
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07-05-2012, 08:44 AM
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Yeah, can we stop pretending that the West and the Central is stacked beyond competition for us? As I've said elsewhere, I'm confident in our chances of getting at least 2nd in the Central and maybe 5th in the West, which is a good position no matter how you look at it. On top of that, a lot of playoff teams got worse this past offseason, including Detroit, Nashville, and especially Phoenix (who might be getting still worse before it's all said and done), so the Hawks have relatively already gotten better just by essentially staying at the status quo.

Landing Suter or Parise would've been amazing and really helped us out in a big way next season, but I don't think you can accurately say that our inability to land them is a breaking point. As it is right now, I like our chances to not only make the playoffs, but to make it out of the first round. And after that, who knows what could happen?

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