What's your problem here dude? I wasn't even really bragging about Ilves being some kind of a top 3 favorite. I wrote that I HOPE that they can be even in top 3, and that my expectations are only in them being in the top 6 for regular season. Seems that it is really someone else having much more bias here. You are also not really at all realistic if you seriously believe that Ilves wouldn't even get in to the playoffs. They have clearly become stronger compared to last season. But we will see when the season is played. Before that it is only about opinions and predictions, and no-one is more right about them than others.