If there was a 48 Game Season, where do you see us finishing?
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12-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Doesn't matter where one stands in the regular season, as one doesn't get awarded a Stanley Cup in April. Winning 16 games in the playoffs are all that matter and teams should be "fresher" as a result of a shortened season. Of course, injury is a separate issue, as a player on any given team can get hurt without even setting foot on the ice (in Cowen's case, without playing an NHL game this season).
That said, I don't even see how this team will even get a sniff at winning rounds in the playoffs, but making it to the post season in a shortened season is a possibility if the following success factors at least remain status quo.
- Coaching (techniques, tactics, etc.) under Maclean
- Forward depth
- Goaltending depth (knock on wood)
It would be interesting to see how the team adjusts with the new faces on defence (Methot, Lundin, Wiercioch/Boro/Benoit), while missing a significant piece in Cowen.
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