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08-09-2012, 06:27 PM
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mrjimmyg89
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Originally Posted by Shutdown Sutter View Post
....Under a different coach. How we played under Maurice is completely irrelevant because now the team plays an entirely different system.

Muller is the coach this year, not Maurice. Therefore, if you're going to try to predict how they do this year, looking at the sample under Muller would make much more sense than looking at the entire season.

I'm not saying we're a better team than anyone left, Philly is the only one that we even have a chance of being better than, but saying we won't compete for the division is pretty ridiculous.
Prove over the first 20-30 games that they can play well with those expectations and they can compete. Last we saw Carolina, they were playing for draft position for the last 60 or so games in the season. We see this kind of stuff from the Islanders all the time. Play well towards the end of the season when they have almost nothing to play for. Do it when it matters and then you can talk about winning the division or competing for a playoff spot. Right now, Carolina is a ton of hype and nothing to base it off of besides paper. Nothing against their team, but this is too high for them.

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