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08-15-2013, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
While RNH did regress somewhat, Yak had a decent rookie season and Hall produced at a 90 point pace.

Not sure we can expect more than 90 per from Hall.

It's the first year these five guys have played together. If after this season we see continued regression from both RNH and Eberle, then they are going to have some serious issues to address like the cap hit for Eb's.

Until then, there's time for these guys to show what they are as players.
Yeah for sure.

What really is hard is taking that step from being outside the top 8 in the West to getting into the PO's year after year for atleast a 3-4 year period. Its just rare for teams to be able to do that journey. And when looking at the cellar teams that have been able to do it, in almost each and every case it has taken something extra. Its really rare that a team improve inch for inch for three years and than all of a sudden is in. Some teams can get in, and are then back out against instantly (like say CBJ).

In the end, I am not doubting EDM's ability to do well pretty soon. Just acknowledging that its a really tough situation they are in -- too.

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