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07-11-2012, 08:29 PM
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Northwest Division Predictions

So now that most of the chips have fallen what is everyone thoughts of how the Wild and the rest of the Northwest Division will look at the end of the regular season. (Premature I know but hey what else is there to do)

1. Vancouver - To quote Rick Flair "To be the champ, you have to beat the champ. Whooooo!" Though I don't think they will have such a cake walk as they have had the last few seasons due to increased competition. No Presidents' Trophy for the Nucks.

2. Minnesota - I know this might seems homerish, but I really think that the Wild have made the right moves to make the playoffs and compete in the Northwest. With Parise I think Koivu and Heatly will have monster years.And with all of the depth and young talent this team has I really think this is the start of something special.

3. Colorado - I like the Avs here. They have a soild team around them with great players like Landeskog,and Stastny. I think this team will push for the eight or seventh spot.

4. Edmonton - The Oilers fall just short of the playoffs. They will be a fast and high scoring team with all of their young great talent, but their lack of a competent defense will cost them too many games this season. But hey they won't be picking first in next years draft so that's a start.

5. Calgary - This will be a rough year for the Flames. Ignila and Kiprusoff are getting older and the Flames are lost and have no clear direction to take the franchise. While I don't think they will be horrible, I just don't think they can compete with the rest of the division.

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1. Vancouver - ~104 points
2. Minnesota - ~98 points
3. Edmonton - ~86 points
4. Colorado - ~84 points
5. Calgary - ~78 points

Just premature predictions before the preseason.

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1. Vancouver - ~104 points
2. Minnesota - ~98 points
3. Edmonton - ~86 points
4. Colorado - ~84 points
5. Calgary - ~78 points

Just premature predictions before the preseason.
I tend to agree with Generic here on his predictions. I think Edmonton will leap ahead of Colorado this year.

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07-11-2012, 08:55 PM
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1. Vancouver - ~102 points
2. Minnesota - ~99 points
3. Colorado - ~88 points
4. Edmonton - ~73 points
5. Calgary - ~71 points

I've rooted for Edmonton to come out of the basement for too long. They still need Jones.

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07-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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1. Vancouver - ~104 points
2. Minnesota - ~98 points
3. Edmonton - ~86 points
4. Colorado - ~84 points
5. Calgary - ~78 points

Just premature predictions before the preseason.
Swap Edmonton and Colorado and have both of them closer to 88-90pts and I agree.

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I'd just be happy to make the playoffs and have a shot at the Lombardi trophy

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I'd just be happy to make the playoffs and have a shot at the Lombardi trophy
This is a Wild message board, not Vikings.

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I'd just be happy to make the playoffs and have a shot at the Lombardi trophy
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I'm still curious to see what the Canucks get for Luongo. That may push them further up in points unless Schneids craps the bed.

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I'm still curious to see what the Canucks get for Luongo. That may push them further up in points unless Schneids craps the bed.
Gotta think they go for a more win-now package then prospects. Their window is closing.

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I don't see Calgary collapsing like so many people seem to think they will. Regardless of how bad a GM Feaster may be, Calgary definitely improved this off-season.

1. Vancouver ~ 108 pts
2. Minnesota ~ 96 pts
3. Calgary ~ 93 pts
4. Colorado ~ 89 pts
5. Edmonton ~ 80 pts

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I predict we should wait until Vancouver deals with their Luongo situation and Edmonton takes care of their RFA mess before we start guessing how things are going to turn out.

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1. Vancouver
2. Edmonton
3. Colorado
4. Minnesota
5. Calgary

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I don't see Calgary collapsing like so many people seem to think they will. Regardless of how bad a GM Feaster may be, Calgary definitely improved this off-season.

1. Vancouver ~ 108 pts
2. Minnesota ~ 96 pts
3. Calgary ~ 93 pts
4. Colorado ~ 89 pts
5. Edmonton ~ 80 pts
It's not so much of a Calgary collapse as it is a Minnesota/Colorado/Edmonton imporvement.

Calgary will be the victom of being pretty static IMO in terms of quality of team this year vs last... where as Minnesota Colorado and Edmonton will just be a LOT better than last year.

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I predict we should wait until Vancouver deals with their Luongo situation and Edmonton takes care of their RFA mess before we start guessing how things are going to turn out.
It's never too early to start making predictions... as predictions are just that... you can always change your prediction based on new data as it comes in.

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I must predict Calgary narrowly misses the playoffs every year until it doesn't happen anymore. The same is true about Edmonton finishing with the 1st overall pick. You just have to assume that will happen until they finally do something else.

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I think Calgary is due for a top 5-7 pick eventually. Next year seems as good as any. I am more sure Calgary finishes at the bottom of the NW this year than I am Vancouver finishes at the top.

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1. Vancouver
2. Edmonton
3. Colorado
4. Minnesota
5. Calgary
I sure hope we are taking bets here?

You pick, Colorado finishing 2nd or better... or the Wild finishing anything worse than 3rd.

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not going to guess points, yet. will edit after Luongo trade

Minnesota - I think they are stronger than some may think, without my homer glasses on. Will finish 3rd in the West. also smell a trade deadline deal with Fletcher and his prospects.

Vancouver - injury bug and we still don't know how Schneider will do in a full season.

Calgary - missing the playoffs, again.
tie between Calgary and EDM
EDM --- D still needs to improve and goaltending will not be as strong. narrowly missing the playoffs like Calgary

Colorado - well........ blah

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I sure hope we are taking bets here?
Whatever. Not a big deal. Throwing stuff in people's faces when we know they're wrong is always sweeter than overreacting when they could be right.

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Whatever. Not a big deal. Throwing stuff in people's faces when we know they're wrong is always sweeter than overreacting when they could be right.
maybe I should have added an LOL or a smiley face... it was a joke, tough to make bets with someone in Colorado


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Calgary GAURENTEE to finish last, book it. Although i hope to see that team finish 9th or 10th because that sad sack Feaster deserves it, but this year i think it all blows up in his face and he finally will trade Iginla and Kipprusoff at the deadline for much less in return. That ones easy, the rest of the predictions i'm still working out and you'll have my official picks come August.

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1. Vancouver
2. Edmonton
3. Colorado
4. Minnesota
5. Calgary
Just remember this predication when it's April. If you're horribly wrong I don't want to hear any excuses because there is no way EDM does better than MN IMO. Colorado, I can at least kind of understand.

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I thought it was MY predictions. No need to bash what I think.

I just don't see the Wild having that strong of a year. Yes, we all know you added a lot this summer. I still think that in about 2-3 years its going to be that time for them to start winning cups.

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1. Vancouver
2. Minnesota
3. Edmonton
4. Colorado
5. Calgary

I'm not going to attempt to guess the points.

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Its far too early to be guessing stuff like this. I think we need to see what Vancouver gets for Luongo when he is finally traded and what other additions Calgary, Edmonton, and Colorado make before the preseason.

I think we're pretty much set for the most part. Aside from a trade to free up contracts, and possibly an undrafted free agent signing, I have to think we've got what we want to go into this season with.

I think were good for very high 90s to low 100s in points at this point and a good shot at at least 4th, and depending on how Vancouver does with Schnieder as the #1, potentially top 3.

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