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Looking Back And Forward

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

So as we enter the second half of the season, the time has come to review what we have seen and make a few predictions with our midterm report.

See you in May (five legitimate contenders)
1. Boston Bruins
2. Vancouver Canucks
3. New York Rangers
4. San Jose Sharks
5. St. Louis Blues

Five teams that are good but ...
1. Philadelphia Flyers - they still don’t have dependable goaltending.
2. Detroit Red Wings - worried about their hunger level.
3. Chicago Blackhawks - see Flyers reason.
4. Florida Panthers - they give up too many goals.
5. Ottawa Senators - will be happy just to make playoffs.

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IwoCPO's avatar

2. Detroit Red Wings - worried about their hunger level.

Wow.  That is amazingly stupid.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/14/12 at 02:04 PM ET

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Wow….just wow.  Chicago and Detroit aren’t legitimate contenders and the Blues a team that’s been in the playoffs like 3 times in the past 10 years and the Sharks, perpetual chokers are?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/14/12 at 02:12 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I dunno’ Chief. While I would argue their hunger this year seems legit, that particular criticism against the Wings has some validity over the last few years. It has always been my biggest worry about the team; an amazing run of success over the last decade (and then some) has to make it difficult to reignite the fire year after year.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/14/12 at 02:13 PM ET

Heaton's avatar

I dunno’ Chief. While I would argue their hunger this year seems legit, that particular criticism against the Wings has some validity over the last few years. It has always been my biggest worry about the team; an amazing run of success over the last decade (and then some) has to make it difficult to reignite the fire year after year.

That’s been said about the Wings since 1996.

Posted by Heaton on 01/14/12 at 04:50 PM ET

VooX's avatar

That’s been said about the Wings since 1996.

Very true.  I haven’t spoken to you in quite some time, Heater, how are things?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/14/12 at 07:55 PM ET

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