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07-17-2012, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hckyplayer8 View Post
2010 team was more complete sans goalie.

If Prongs does a miracle on 7th avenue and comes back, then perhaps this team would give 2010 a run for its money.

Until we get a #1 D...perhaps even a goalie....not even close.
WE KNOW:
-Meszaros is healthy.
-Coburn is quietly progressing into a great defenseman.
-Grossmann is not on one leg like last postseason.

WE HOPE:
-Timonen does not regress but stagnates at his upper level self even if he's not the same.
-LSchenn is about ready to breakout sort of like Coburn a number of years ago, and the new environment helps him.

WILDCARDS:
-Can Gustafsson play like he did in the postseason, aka not like he's 5'2, and replace Carle?
-How is Bourdon's concussion, and can he replace Meszaros should we opt to move Meszaros?
-How quickly is Manning progressing because the "fingers-crossed" mentality around here seems that he could be ready very soon?

That's just the defense. The offense has its own disaster to sort out.

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