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01-16-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by llamapalooza View Post
#1 reason why I am skeptical of most of the projections I've seen:

Apparently Zach Parise's absence is enough to make the Devils plummet from the SCF to missing the playoffs, but his presence in Minnesota will have no effect on the Wild.
Even last year I don't think many expected the Devils to make the SCF. I'd say most people are taking their predictions about New Jersey from last season (early exit from playoffs), and subtracting Parise, which equals no playoffs.

Similarly, adding Parise & Suter to our team which finished 24th should boost us up to a bubble team (on paper). I don't think many are accounting for the number of injuries we had last season, though.

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