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05-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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Need to see the personnel. With this coaching staff they are still a bubble team if healthy. Much tougher division.
Honestly, the new division isn't that tough. Chicago, of course, is a powerhouse, and St. Louis is a tough matchup too. But the Wild finished pretty decisively ahead of Dallas, Winnipeg, Nashville, and Colorado this year. Maybe one of those teams takes a big step forward (Colorado perhaps?), but I don't really see any of them jumping way up next year. I also like the odds that they finish ahead of 3 Pacific teams––Phoenix, Calgary, and Edmonton are all unlikely to make that leap, and I don't think Anaheim is completely safe, either.

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