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Your hopes for the 12/13 "season"

View Poll Results: What are you hoping for for the Sens this "season" ?
Yes, go as far as possible 47 52.22%
No, high pick + deep draft = long term success 23 25.56%
I don't care, I'm just glad hockey is (finally) back 20 22.22%
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01-06-2013, 08:10 AM
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Your hopes for the 12/13 "season"

We all know how decimated/weak we are on the back end, and how we are, let's be honest, not Cup contenders, and that making the playoffs last year, while it was a VERY pleasant surprise, was not something to indicate that we are a perennial playoff team for at least a couple more years. We also all know how deep the 2013 draft class is. With that said, what are you hoping for this year, to make a push for a playoff spot, or to finish as low in the standings as possible (this year only), since we are not contenders anyway, get a high pick in this deep draft, and try to push deeper into the playoffs in 13/14 and beyond?

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01-06-2013, 08:11 AM
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Playoffs....if not......top 5 pick

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01-06-2013, 08:13 AM
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Drouin or Lindholm please

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Playoffs....if not......top 5 pick
Came here to say this.

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playoffs. Screw a top pick, this is probably alfie's last shot.

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01-06-2013, 08:20 AM
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playoffs. Screw a top pick, this is probably alfie's last shot.
Trade Alfie.

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01-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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Trade Alfie.
Blasphemy. Also, you misspeled 'Spezza' .

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Don't care.

If we make the playoffs, we get playoff hockey... and playoff hockey is a fantastic development tool for our young guys.

If we don't make the playoffs, it's a hella-deep draft year. Anyone in the top-15 are going to be good, good players in this league.

Silver lining to both viewpoints. I'm just glad there's actually going to be a season this year.

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01-06-2013, 08:30 AM
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Pretty much during this "3 year plan" I will be riding the "I ain't even mad train". If Ottawa makes the playoffs this year then awesome. If Ottawa fails to make it and continues to build on their already impressive prospect pool then awesome as well.

I think by this point anyone Ottawa calls up has played enough AHL games to go back for their playoffs? That way even if the big team fails then Silfverberg can get some playoff experience in NA.

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01-06-2013, 08:32 AM
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Playoffs are always preferable to tanking. I'm confident enough with Murray's drafting to secure good prospects outside the top-5.

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I'm fine with whatever the outcome is but with our current lineup, especially on defense I'd prefer getting a top pick and retool for next season.

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Hell, there's no better time to tank than in a shortened season amirite?

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01-06-2013, 09:02 AM
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Obviously I hope we make the playoffs, but the D looks terrible.

If we suck, I hope we do it well.

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Don't care.

If we make the playoffs, we get playoff hockey... and playoff hockey is a fantastic development tool for our young guys.

If we don't make the playoffs, it's a hella-deep draft year. Anyone in the top-15 are going to be good, good players in this league.

Silver lining to both viewpoints. I'm just glad there's actually going to be a season this year.
The season is so short that essentially the whole regular season will be playoff hockey. That, and knowing that a high pick in this ultra-deep draft is the best thing for this team to become a perennial contender, rather than a tweener between a playoff team and a bottom feeder.

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01-06-2013, 09:12 AM
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Whatever happens, happens.

Stick to the plan and dont make any dumb decisions for Alfie, or any other one player. If we make the playoffs, great. We play our tails off and try to win the cup.

If we miss, hopefully we get a high pick. Draft BPA. And give it a go next year.

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Whatever happens, happens.

Stick to the plan and dont make any dumb decisions for Alfie, or any other one player. If we make the playoffs, great. We play our tails off and try to win the cup.

If we miss, hopefully we get a high pick. Draft BPA. And give it a go next year.
if we're sitting in the 7-11 range at the trade deadline I fully endorse making a dumb decision for Alfie.

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if we're sitting in the 7-11 range at the trade deadline I fully endorse making a dumb decision for Alfie.
And riding our goalie who has never won a playoff series? With our suspect defense?

Yeah good luck with that.

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Playoffs would be awesome, but realistically I see this being more of a scouting season. Gives us a chance to find out who can make the transition to the NHL and where our holes truly are as opposed to the obvious gaps on paper. With our huge amount of cap space and the lack thereof on other teams, we could fill the gaps we find this season in June and have a pretty kickass team next year.

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How can you have playoffs with a 48 game season? To my knowledge there is no official announcement that there will be playoffs or even if the cup will be awarded to anyone.

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How can you have playoffs with a 48 game season? To my knowledge there is no official announcement that there will be playoffs or even if the cup will be awarded to anyone.
Are u being serious or??

There has to be playoffs

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I "hope" we add a dman (or 2) and I hope we make the playoffs and go on a run. Why waste Alfie's last year? We don't need to add a lot to give us a chance - just find a good D and maybe another depth D and lets give it a shot.

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Are u being serious or??

There has to be playoffs
Main's my favorite tongue-in-cheek troll on these boards.

You stay awesome, Main.

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Main's my favorite tongue-in-cheek troll on these boards.

You stay awesome, Main.
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Is no one paying attention? The draft order is going to change, specifically for the purpose of reducing the incentives for tanking. (I'm hoping the entire top 14 gets doled out via lottery)

You guys are just going to have to suck it up and start cheering for your favourite team to win again.

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Try to make the playoffs to give the younger players more experience.

Just out of curiousity, was the CBA amended in the end so that all non-playoff teams had a chance at 1st overall pick or is it still a bottom-five system?

[EDIT] It would seem Fenix just answered my question. Thank you.

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