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01-15-2013, 10:41 PM
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What are your expectations for this season......really?

Obviously we are all very excited to see Parise and Suter on the Wild with Granlund. The talent has never been higher, we have never had a bona fide #1 go to guy on d like we do now. The talent and prospects have never been deeper.

That being said, this team has a lot of gelling to do, a lot of guys getting to know each other where as other teams in the league like Chicago are coming in with much less roster turnover. It'll be hard for these guys to get thrown into the season and really start gelling this year right away, will this team fall far behind or manage to stay at the top of the conference?

What do you honestly expect from this shortened and uncertain season Wild fans?

Me personally, just make the playoffs and maybe win a round this year is fair. Is that expectation to high, to low or just right for the team this year?

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4th in conference, Conference Finals in playoffs, 7 game series loss to STL

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The team has to make the playoffs this year. No excuses.

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I expect playoffs, nothing less.

Then, anything can happen from there.

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Yeo get fired if we miss after a year in a half essentially?

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6th in the Conference. 2nd in the Division.

That is being realistic.

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Playoffs are a must. Anything more = gravy.

opinions WILL change if we play great hockey during the regular season. As in: people will ***** incessantly if we don't get past the first round.

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If we don't make the playoffs this season I'd consider it a failure of a season. I expect to make the playoffs and get past the first round (or at least take the first series to 6-7 games).

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We are this years LA Kings. Maybe not so splashy during the regular season, but we get hot at the right time and start to blow everyone out of the water come playoff season.

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7th-10th in the West. 2nd-4th in the division. Right on the playoff bubble. That's where I'd have us.

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Why am I not shocked?

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we're not going to get in so lets sell all our NHLrs for picks right away.

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If we don't it'll cost us 5 cups, minimum.

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Dang, I was about to ask the cups question.

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5th in West and conference semis. Anything more than that is a bonus.

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I'm keeping my expectations low until I see some chemistry.

I don't want my heart broken again.

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With these Canuck injuries...who knows maybe they'll even win the division..

Realistically I was thinking between 5-8 area.

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Playoffs are a must.......

...if we can stay healthy..

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Minimum fifth seed in the conference (serious challenge for division title), win at least one playoff round.

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one step at a time, just make the playoffs.

I would also like to see us in the middle of the pack and not the bottom of goals for too.

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Somewhere between 3rd to 6th in the West, and a playoff run.

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one step at a time, just make the playoffs.

I would also like to see us in the middle of the pack and not the bottom of goals for too.
You don't get the talent influx this team just had, and only be satisfied with "just making" the playoffs IMO.

With higher talent level SHOULD come higher expectations.

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7th-8th in the West with an early playoff exit. Baby steps here people.

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Playoffs. Everything above that is gravy.

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7th-8th in the West with an early playoff exit. Baby steps here people.
I would call that a failure. JMO

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