It's Over Folks!
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02-06-2004, 12:08 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Do you all realize how many games they would have to win out of the last 26 to make the playoffs? They will have to win 19-20 to have a chance unless every team below the 7th seed takes a nose dive. It will take 86-90 points to make it. That is 18 - 20 wins. Now do you think going down the stretch that we can do this?
I highly doubt it. It would be on the level of the 1980 US Olympic team's miracle. And now with Ilya getting benched, and from what I hear from practice yesterday, he also had an altercation of some sort with I believe Savard and blew up and left the facility, I don't see this team winning more than 10 more games this season.
I hate it and have watched this team from day 1 in '99, but I just don't see us making it until we can get a true #1 defenseman, another top 4 defenseman, another top 2 center and a Goaltender that can step up when needed. Lehtonen may be just that goaltender, we have no center in the minors that will be considered a top 2 for quite some time( maybe Slater but I'm not sold) and we sure don't have any top Defenseman. XLB is good but has a long way to go. Sutton could be a top four in another year MAYBE, and that is it. Coburn is more of an offensive Defensman from what I have read.
And another thing, as long as Ilya see's fit to decide he needs to try anything he can (while in the lead) to score a goal, we will continue to have problems just like we did last night against the Phlyers. Get a clue Ilya, listen to your coach, he's a good one!
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