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01-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Since my predictions tend to have a Murphy's Law effect, I'll keep them to myself as to not jinx the CBJ.
But, here are some observations-
After not caring about the lockout one way or another, I found myself intently following twitter Saturday night and Sunday morning. I woke up Sunday with a sense of excitement about hockey coming back. I didn't expect to be this excited. I understand some people will be mad at the NHL/NHLPA, but I don't really care. They're running a business just like any other and they had to get their financial house in order. I like the product and I will still buy it.
I think a shortened season gives us a better chance to make the playoffs. Hey, at least it's mid-January and we're still in the race.
I thought all along the best case scenario for the CBJ would be a season long lockout, followed by a draft that gave us three chances at #1. This would allow our key players to develop and would give us a big boost in new talent through the draft.
We didn't get exactly that, but we did at least give Johan and others half a season to develop. Plus now we won't have the urge to push Murray into the NHL too soon. He will be AHL eligible next year.
I like where the team and the org are headed. Drop the puck!
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