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12-04-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tiger_80 View Post
This. I am an OIlers' fan, but the veteran core of Backstrom, Koivu, Heatley, Parise, Suter +Granlund, Coyle, Zucker, Dumba, Brodin etc is a better group to go froward with.
For the record, I expect the Wild to be the first team to trump Van at the top of the division... they will be a STRONG team as soon as we start playing hockey again.

But I think within 3 years and at the end of the comparison period, the Oil will have caught up and likely passed the Wild.

The wild have a much better core of players in their prime... but from years 3 thru 7, the Oil will have a much stronger core of players entering their prime while Koivu & Parise (less so for Suter) will start to become less of a factor.

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