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01-13-2013, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Konk View Post
If you want to lie to yourself and think a team with 4-5 rookies and roughly the same roster as last season is actually going to go places, feel free to smoke on that pipe all you want.

The reality is this team has done very little to improve from its bottom-5 finish last year and with so many players injured and rookies coming in, expecting much more is delusional at best.
While I agree with you that they have not done much to improve, although VIS on the backline would have been an improvement....there are several players that definitely under preformed last year...grabner...streit...and with Tavares there is also the possibility that he single handedly plays us into the playoffs. Also, while we are probably going to introduce several rookies...you must admit they are some talented rookies and the possibility remains that one could pull a skinner.

An honest expectation would be that this team would be a lottery pick again, since that has been their history....but there is a reasonable optimism that they can compete for the playoffs. The major concern is on the back end. the defense is looking mighty thin but...thats why they play the games...

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