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08-18-2013, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nuge View Post
It's not just the goals they would have scored. You also have to factor the goals they would have created. Say the Oilers score 15 more goals, and win 5 more games, that puts them in a tie for the 8th seed
Plus we have Perron replacing MPS, Ference replacing Whitney, Belov replacing Potter, Gordon replacing Horcoff

Hopefully Jones can become half decent again too.

If Eakins is half as good of a coach as he's being advertised by the media, we get an upgrade there too.

So Nuge/Eberle healthy maybe get us into the 8-10 range, the other upgrades get us into the playoffs.

Also I would argue that Yakupov was adjusting to the NHL for most of the season and really came into his own at the end of the year, I bet there will be some carry over and he should average more points this year then last year.

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