If there was a 48 Game Season, where do you see us finishing?

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    As long as the Oilers play in the NHL, that will never happen.

    I would. Its not like we are playing fewer games than any other team. It is a level playing field from a scheduling perspective for all teams, so a championship is a championship. That said, we're not winning the Cup this year. Interesting question though, I was thinking of posting a thread on it. I wonder how everyone else (Sens fans and otherwise) feels about this.

    Also, if Cowen doesn't play a game this season, does the 2nd year of his ELC still burn off? (aside from any changes in the new CBA when it is signed, likely around the summer of 4065)
     
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    I have no idea. But one guy i haven't seen mentioned here yet is coach Maclean.

    He will be more comfortable in his 2nd year as a head coach and more comfortable with the team. He'll work on fixing mistakes he made last yr and continue to get better.
    That should have a positive effect on the whole team.

    Methot replaces Cowen. Latendresse or silfverberg replaces foligno. Regin will be back and hopefully healthy. Kuba's spot can be filled by Lundin or one of the bingo guys (wiercioch or benoit)

    I don't see any reason to think the team will not be better than last year. ok, we might have to get another d. have to wait and see how it works out first.
     
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    Really? I would manage to come to terms with it. :D
     
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    I would just feel that a shortened season with a cup win would not mean as much as a full regular season with a cup win.

    The amount of time you and players invest into an NHL season over the course of an 82 game schedule + playoffs would be much more satisfying than that of half the schedule.

    I don't know maybe its just me but the value of fighting and clawing your way through a long journey to reach the cup is much more gratifying and rewarding.

    The Stanley Cup is the hardest championship to win for a reason which makes winning it under regular circumstances much more meaningful. Of course this is IMO.
     
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    agree a 48 game cup is not as impressive or legitimate as an 82 game cup, but it is better than nothing AND you can always win the cup in 2013-14. It's not like everyone gives up after a shortened season.
     
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  6. Fixed that for you.
     
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    You still have to win 16 playoff games.................
     
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  8. I'm sure the Devils fans in 95 would disagree with you.

    They always say that at playoff time everyone starts at 0.
     
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    Doesn't matter where one stands in the regular season, as one doesn't get awarded a Stanley Cup in April. Winning 16 games in the playoffs are all that matter and teams should be "fresher" as a result of a shortened season. Of course, injury is a separate issue, as a player on any given team can get hurt without even setting foot on the ice (in Cowen's case, without playing an NHL game this season).

    That said, I don't even see how this team will even get a sniff at winning rounds in the playoffs, but making it to the post season in a shortened season is a possibility if the following success factors at least remain status quo.

    - Coaching (techniques, tactics, etc.) under Maclean
    - Forward depth
    - Goaltending depth (knock on wood)

    It would be interesting to see how the team adjusts with the new faces on defence (Methot, Lundin, Wiercioch/Boro/Benoit), while missing a significant piece in Cowen.
     
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    I think the fighting and clawing doesn't start for real until the playoffs. If anything, a shorter season will mean each regular season game will be that much more important, were you can't afford to take games off.

    Having said that, I am willing to bet that come June, Ottawa will be tied for first place.
     
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    IMO
    Phillips - Karlsson
    Methot - Gonchar
    Wiercoich - Lundin
    Boro
     
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