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Which Northwest team is most likely to miss the playoffs?

View Poll Results: Which team misses the playoffs
Calgary 94 59.12%
Colorado 8 5.03%
Minnesota 39 24.53%
Vancouver 18 11.32%
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10-10-2007, 09:34 AM
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People who think Keenan will sink Calgary should take a look at who "coached" the Flames last year.

Seriously. He could not possibly be worse than Playfair.

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10-10-2007, 09:58 AM
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calgary didn't improve but vancouver has more depth on defense now (miller, edler should be better). The sedins are a year older. The team knows the system and has some chemistry from last season.

They improved at least as much as minnesota.
How much older do those guys have to get??

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10-10-2007, 10:36 AM
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How much older do those guys have to get??
the Sedins just turned 27 (a couple weeks ago!), and most players in the NHL don't hit their primes until their late 20s or early 30s..

and considering that they have improved pretty much every season so far, and their offseason training and development is pretty well known, coming into each season so far stronger, faster and better overall, it's hard to imagine that they have now hit their ceiling after finishing last year as 26 YOs...

if they progress along the same development as the average player, they should have another 2 seasons of improvement through experience alone... given how committed they are in the offseasons with their training and commitment to continue getting better, I'd say they have at least that 2 yrs of improvement before they finally plateau.

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10-10-2007, 11:51 AM
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People who think Keenan will sink Calgary should take a look at who "coached" the Flames last year.

Seriously. He could not possibly be worse than Playfair.
Oh ya he could be & probably will be. Sutter is no genius at running a team afterall, nor is Keenan in getting players to play for him.

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10-10-2007, 11:56 AM
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I think the sisters maxed out last season.

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10-10-2007, 12:30 PM
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I dunno, I just have this weird feeling that Minny, Calgary and Edmonton will finish 9th, 10th and 11th, respectively.

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10-10-2007, 12:44 PM
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Vancouver.

Luongo won't play over his head again this year and the team can't score enough goals.

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10-10-2007, 02:29 PM
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I think Minnesota will be 5th in the NW
lfmao!!!

People always forget that Minnesota finished second in the division last year, only one point behind Vancouver, and they got better in the offseason. Edmonton is without a doubt the worst team in the division. VAN/COL/MIN/CAL are all playoff teams, Edmonton is not.

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10-10-2007, 02:39 PM
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I think the sisters maxed out last season.
I think showgirl maxed out in his last fight against the UFC's mediocre club fighter, Forrest Griffin.


The Sedin's haven't maxed out until they reach 100 points.

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10-10-2007, 02:44 PM
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I'm suprised to see so much faith put into the Oilers. I remember just over a month ago, when this same type of thread was brought up and Edmonton was the overwhelming favorite.

For my money, it's still the Oilers. The only thing that owuld contradict that is a significant negative imapct to one of the other 4 teams, or a significant positive impact to the Oilers.

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10-10-2007, 02:49 PM
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I am least threatened by Minnesota out of all of those teams.

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10-10-2007, 02:55 PM
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I'm suprised to see so much faith put into the Oilers. I remember just over a month ago, when this same type of thread was brought up and Edmonton was the overwhelming favorite.

For my money, it's still the Oilers. The only thing that owuld contradict that is a significant negative imapct to one of the other 4 teams, or a significant positive impact to the Oilers.
yes... so much faith that they've been written off for the team most likely to miss the playoffs, because it was assumed they'd miss anyways, so the poll is asking who the 2nd worst team is in the division.

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10-10-2007, 03:03 PM
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The Sedin's haven't maxed out until they reach 100 points.
The sisters will never reach 100 points.

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10-10-2007, 03:10 PM
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Besides the oilers, I would have to say the Flames, especially if:
1. Iron Mike implodes the team
2. Kipper has any sort of long term injury.
im sorry but your second reason is stupid... its true yes... but same goes for Colorado with Budaj, Vancouver with Luongo and probably Minnesota with Backstrom

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10-10-2007, 03:20 PM
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The sisters will never reach 100 points.
hearing fans out there still call them sisters is like seeing a guy with a mullet who still thinks it's cool!

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10-10-2007, 05:10 PM
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I'm suprised to see so much faith put into the Oilers. I remember just over a month ago, when this same type of thread was brought up and Edmonton was the overwhelming favorite.

For my money, it's still the Oilers. The only thing that owuld contradict that is a significant negative imapct to one of the other 4 teams, or a significant positive impact to the Oilers.
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The Oilers still ARE the overwhelming favorites. That's why the OP didn't include them in the poll...

(Unless I misunderstood what you were saying.)

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10-10-2007, 05:15 PM
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The Oilers still ARE the overwhelming favorites. That's why the OP didn't include them in the poll...

(Unless I misunderstood what you were saying.)
Whoops. I must have missed that.

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10-10-2007, 06:25 PM
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nothin new majority of the people here still hating on minnesota.

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10-10-2007, 06:28 PM
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hearing fans out there still call them sisters is like seeing a guy with a mullet who still thinks it's cool!
I know, when will they learn that they sound like immature idiots who don't know anything about hockey when they call them "sisters".. it's like 4 years old now and it just sounds dumb.

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10-10-2007, 10:33 PM
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That looks about right, therefore I'd say Calgary here ..

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nothin new majority of the people here still hating on minnesota.
Ahhh... take a look at the Poll... I wouldn't say that the majority are "hating on Minnesota". But hey, no matter how you look at it, it isn't an easy call. Yes, I'm one that picked Minnesota as the team that I give the slight disadvantage to, but ever so slight. I really think that only 3 teams from the Northwest will make the Playoffs, but I can easily see that NW 4th place team finishing in 9th overall.

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10-10-2007, 11:48 PM
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I know, when will they learn that they sound like immature idiots who don't know anything about hockey when they call them "sisters".. it's like 4 years old now and it just sounds dumb.
I agree , but at the time that 2 sisters & a brother comment for a line was quite humorous.

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10-11-2007, 12:17 AM
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im sorry but your second reason is stupid... its true yes... but same goes for Colorado with Budaj, Vancouver with Luongo and probably Minnesota with Backstrom
If Colorado loses Budaj they dont lose nearly as much as the other NW teams.

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10-11-2007, 01:24 AM
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How the hell did the Wild get any worse?

White did crap last year and we replaced him with Belanger, who has seriously looked great. We made our splash last year. Defense depth might be a bit of a problem but we got some serviceable ones down in the minors, so it shouldn't be a big problem.

We have one of the deepest forwarding corp in the Northwest, if not the West. Kalus AND Pouliot didn't even make the team. We have Parrish on the 3rd line!

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