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03-17-2013, 06:00 PM
Mr Wentworth
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Originally Posted by jdr016 View Post
People will use making the playoffs as a measuring stick for a successful season. But, truth is, this team has already shown improvement with a handful of intriguing prospects on the way. So, in my opinion, the team is moving in the right direction. My two major concerns are...

-- Key players that are aging. (Nabakov, Streit, Visnovsky) Even if we resign them, how many more years could they really give us?

-- Key players not developing their games. (Okposo, Bailey) Two top 10 picks that were rushed and are getting outplayed by fourth and fifth round picks!
I'd like to add, "Keeping players/prospects in the AHL and not rushing them (this year, at least)"

Originally Posted by seafoam View Post
The Isles collapsed last night to a Panthers lineup that is on life support, I just don't see the Isles making the playoffs, especially without Strait.
Every team poops the bed every now and then.
Yes, even the elite teams...

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