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01-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
Eh, we have the exact same team as last year, minus Jagr and Carle. I doubt those two made THAT much of a difference where we go from playoff to non.
It's a different dynamic because it's not a full-season. They may still be a good team, but if they get off slow, or have a big slump where they not scoring as much as their play dictates, can they regress to their mean fast enough? Parity rules the day, so things can get screwy. Imagine if this was last year and the Wild snuck into the playoffs despite being dominated 5 v 5, while the Kings may have been kept out since they got their numbers turned around at the perfect time. It will probably lead to some unfair evaluations. Guys are going to lose jobs because of it.

There was also the JVR for Schenn trade, which many are convinced was a step back.

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