All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 3.0
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03-10-2013, 09:57 AM
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Tonight they play their fifth back to back and will catch up on away games versus home games. After 26 games, half on the road, they will have between 36 and 38 points.
We can't say this is due to an easy schedule anymore.
They have team speed and great work ethic, and neither of those things is likely to slump. Goals could stop going in briefly, or injuries could climb, but overall, this is a very solid team, starting with one of the top goalies in the league, and a defence that has a true #1 on the ice for 45-50 minutes per game. Then there are three scoring lines, as Eller has emerged to complement Plekanec and Desharnais. They have a PPG player for the first time since Kovalev 2007-08 and they have four really good rookies and second-year players that provide energy. And of course the underrated signing of the year - Brandon Prust.
Like I said, I don't see this as a fluke team like we've seen in years past. We've got a good core now that's ready to produce. Good enough to win a cup in the future? Maybe. The real wildcard is Galchenyuk and despite cooling off, he seems like he's the real deal. If he becomes the top flight center that we all think he can be, we'll be hard to beat.
Beaulieu and Tinordi are going to help. If they pan out and things go right with Galchenyuk in two or three years, this team will be pretty scary.
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