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02-14-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Sens(e) View Post
We will remain competitive, despite the loss of Karlsson, but no doubt we will lose more than we win going forward, and we are not going to score a ton of goals. There will be some tough nights in terms of scoring chance.

But I still think this team will win 1 in 3 games, and perhaps get 7 or 8 points every 10 games. This will mean we'll fall in teh standings and out of a playoff spot, but I don't think it guarantees we drop into the bottom 5, give we are already 30% into the season. Decent chance though. If we go on a long losing streak, I won't be bemoan it too much. Sucks for Alfie though. Hope he comes back next year.
I think you might be a little optimistic with your projection. 7-8 pts per 10 games ends the season with 39-43 pts. That would pace out to 68-74 pts over an 82 game sched, wich historically is good for a top 5 pick. 74 ots was at best the 24th place since the lockout.

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