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07-17-2006, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Renholder View Post
Ditto. Why is it so hard to looking at other teams lineup's without candy colored habsglasses? There are quite a few teams in the league that are much better than ours. We don't have all-star players in our lineup when some teams have multiple ones.

What we do have is good speed and shiftiness and solid goaltending (crosses fingers). Our defence is nothing special and that's the baldfaced truth. I see us now as a perimeter playoff team but once there, we could surprise. Same as last season. We need earth-shatering trades to make us real contenders (like trading for Staal with scrubs)...aint' going to happen. We can't get those players because we're consistantly mediocre and can't draft surefire superstars.

We have some young promising kids that are coming up but none of them are likely to have an impact ala crosby or even svatos...
So how is it that we are the best team in the NHL? Especially with Ribs as your second line center? i"m not trying to rain on anyone's parade but *******...

I really dont think we are the best on paper. Depht is something very hard to analyse and evaluate but I think we are one of those club with that + factor in this category, or at least we are close to have it. Svatos svatos, its as colored light to see him as any better than 3-4 of our prospect imo. Hes no Sakic.

We have really good 3rd and 4th lines whoever makes the team and very good 3rd pairing D. Avg 1st and 2nd lines, Avg 1st and 2nd D pairing. We have greatly improved the 2nd line with Samsonov because last year that 2nd line was below-avg at best.

So I think Carbo will go nearly equal icetime for the 4 lines and play on the depth to wear down the opposition. If we can get more offensive input from the scoring lines we will be in very good shape.

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