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01-16-2013, 12:07 AM
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My realistic hope for us is the 5th-8th seed.

Vancouver, St Louis, Chicago, San Jose and LA all have rosters that are on par with or better than ours. Then you have Detroit and that wart Edmonton.... As much as I hate to admit it, both of those are are very strong as well and will be right on our heels the entire time.

If we gel fast and well we can be a middle seed.

If we get ravaged by injuries to a few key pieces, well, it's a crapshoot then, even with our depth. Better than last year for sure, but there is no room for error this year.

My main concern is with our d. Personally, I do not have much faith in Spurgeon outside of a 4-5 position. I have kept my eyes open with him for two years now, and he has talent, but I just do not see the greatness some do.

Scandella is another I do not have much faith in. I hope he proves me wrong this season; currently I do not think he will ever be better than a 4-6.

I do like Gilbert quite a bit however. He and Suter, with Brodin in the near future, give me hope for our d. We just need one more...

Let's just hope they win on opening night and we can go from there

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