Next playoff-bound Alberta team?
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04-24-2013, 01:35 AM
The Seldom Seen Kid
Join Date: Mar 2004
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The flames are probably better than the Oilers are right now and will add some solid pieces over the next couple of drafts. I don't see the Oilers making the playoffs for at least two more years.
The Flames already have a much grittier team with some decent 2nd tier young talent. They have a better defence right now without adding anything.
They will have 3 1st round draft picks (by virtue of trades) in a very deep draft. That in and of itself is an amazing kick start to replenishing their team and restocking the shelves.
The Oilers have done nothing but suck for 3+ years allowing them to acquire top draft picks. No progress what so ever in surrounding these 'gifts' with solid veterans. The Oilers have clearly shown they dont have a clue regarding how to rebuild a hockey team.
If they have a another Tambo like summer (where they add 2 rookies and expect improvement) then I see the Flames passing the Oilers next season.
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