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01-16-2013, 06:03 AM
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This thread is a stark reminder how bad the Southeast is. Carolina could (should?) be much-improved. Tampa Bay always has the capacity to win it all if they get decent goaltending. Florida played over their heads but are still a better team than they've been in forever, and have plenty of young talent to work into that group. The Caps are a mess until proven otherwise (think Oates was a good hire). The Jets are going to be thought of as "the artists formerly known as the Thrashers" until they make the playoffs, but they have many good young players. Still, the Atlantic and Northeast's #2 teams will probably have more points than the Southeast's #1, and that's despite the divisional-heavy schedule.

Originally Posted by GrigsAndGirgs View Post
Depends on how long it takes to adjust and find chemistry.

Teams with substantial turnover are at a disadvantage, because if it takes too long to mesh the season will be over before they can make their run. Of course, it very well could come together pretty fast, but there's always the risk that it takes too long to find the right line combos...and by that time you find yourself in a dogfight for 8th spot.
On the bright side, Jordan Staal has a touch of past experience with at least one guy on the team

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