Thread: Speculation: Ken Holland less than confident
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01-17-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Zetterberg4Captain View Post
of course holland is talking like this, shouldnt he be?

LA, St. Louis, Nashville and Chicago are all locks to make the playoffs for the next number of years given the immense depth of young top end talent they have

Vancouver is the only team in the West who is truly in its prime, so give them another 2-4 years as well

Edmonton and Minny are going to be top 4 teams in the West within the next 2-3 years each

Colorado is on its way up as well

Calgary and SJ are on the downside

Phoneix is still an engima

Columbus is 5 years away form being any real threat

Holland would be a fool if he didnt see the writing on the wall, the West is very competitive and will be even more so over the next couple of years
LA had a nice run in the Playoffs but was the 8 seed and for quite a while it was looking like they had a good chance of missing entirely

Chicago was 2 points from missing the Playoffs the year before last year and have some huge question marks of their own

St. Louis went on a nice run but only made the Playoffs a grand total of twice between the two lockouts(with the other time being back the year the Wings lost in the cup finals) and even last year struggled quite a bit before they got Hitchcock

Nashville just lost Suter

nah you're right they're all total locks in perpetuity

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