2013-14 New Division Thoughts / Discussion
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07-07-2013, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spring Hill
I think we will finish between 2-4th in the division barring injuries like last year. If Chicago has a cup hangover then we may be in the mix for first after a terrible year.
Chicago - Top of the class easily, but with the same core have had some stinkers in the past.
St. Louis - Last year they hit the Hitchcock wall and everyone believed that their kids just needed to grow up. Well they need a few more pieces, but they should be a playoff team.
Minnesota - A playoff team last year, but not great. They have not really improved now, the Clutterbuck/Nino deal will help in the future but now it likely will do nothing, and also lost Setoguchi, but they should have some growth make up for their loses. Their defense is still suspect after first pair.
Winnipeg - They could be one of the worst teams in the league. At the same time they have pieces that could make them be on the playoff bubble.
Dallas - They actually got worse this year. They defense is terrible, an old Gonchar will not help and neither will losing an awesome two way forward like Erickson. Seguin and Nich will help in the future, but not this year.
Colorado - I have a feeling that Sakic and Roy will make this team a laughing stock. They won't be good because their defense sucks. They cant trade O'Rielly yet, but may they can trade Stastny for help. Mackinnon will be the 4th best center as things stand now, so will have time to grow, but if he is rushed this team will be drafting first again.
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