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01-15-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by TaLoN View Post
You don't get the talent influx this team just had, and only be satisfied with "just making" the playoffs IMO.

With higher talent level SHOULD come higher expectations.
Just making the playoffs is a huge leap forwards. Like I stated in the underdogs thread, it's hard to go from junk to great in one season.

Top-5 in the West last year based on points was Vancouver, St. Louis, Nashville, Detroit, and Chicago. We were a long ways below that level of competition last year. Top-5 is a crazy high jump. It would be a greater jump than 2005-06 to 2006-07. Possible? Yes. Likely? Hmm. . . don't set your expectations too high either.

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