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01-07-2013, 01:11 PM
Join Date: May 2005
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I will guess about 50 points will earn a playoff spot (48 game season) and since all games will be played in the eastern conference 3 point games will be bigger than ever. I feel the 3rd period with the lead you must get the win in regulation and if you wind up going to ot with the lead it will be like a loss.
My guess is : 20-23-5 45 points with a probable 48 game season...
This seems reasonable. This is still not a playoff team. In fact, the team was hurt by the Parenteau defection. Defense may be better with the additions of Visnofsky (if he comes over) and Carkner, but not by a huge margin. It'll be tough for goalies to come right out of the gates on fire, especially older goalies like Nabakov. Regardless of whether we make the playoffs or not, thrilled to have Islander's hockey back again. The future of this team is bright !
I predict Tavares goes 25-35-60 in 48 games.
I predict Nabakov gets traded for a 2nd round pick if we are out of it on April 5th.
Visnofsky goes for a 3rd round pick, IF he comes back and plays well.
I predict we have a top 10 pick in June.
Closer and closer to the playoffs we get, next offseason is HUGE, as having our future home already set in stone for 25 years, time for some FA's to see the benefit of playing along side Tavares ! I still don't see our first mega star to sign until moving to Brooklyn, but the mid-range guys we miss out on because they worried about the Isle's future, will start to sign with us.
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