Is this season Stanley Cup or bust?

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  1. I say yes, but I'm spoiled and I always feel like this.
     
  2. Vladdy84

    Vladdy84 L-O-Y-A-L-T-Y

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    More like 2nd round or bust.
     
  3. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi We Miss You, Fugu. Rest in Peace.

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    If the kids play and get experience, this season is a success.
     
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    I can't vote. The season hasn't even started yet. I'll have a better idea at the end of October.
     
  5. Chance on Chance

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    Top contenders
    Boston
    Pitts

    2nd tier
    Rangers
    Wings
    Ottawa

    Wildcards
    Montreal
    Toronto
     
  6. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

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    I think we are in the second tier so hard to attach Stanley Cup or bust to this team. So much of it will depend on the growth of our younger players and Babcock allowing them to grow.

    Also looks like we would need at least one deadline move to really make a run for this.
     
  7. Heaton

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    Until Pittsburgh fixes their defense and goaltending, I can't call them a top contender.
     
  8. Chance on Chance

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    I figure there has to be 2 top ones and no one else really stood out
     
  9. WingedWheel1987

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    Signing Alfie does not mean it's cup or bust. It's just Kenny Holland working the PR machine.

    This team is not constructed as a legitimate cup contender.
     
  10. mindfly

    mindfly KEN HOLLAND OUT

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    Weiss+Alfredsson - Filppula & Brunner

    Status Quo

    This team will continue to go out in 1st or 2nd round.
     
  11. Chance on Chance

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    It's also a gong show in recent years with the parity
     
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    Your two teams didnt have chicago chance? You didnt even mention them and all they did was get better imho. Pirri morin added yeah they are dangerous this year I think better than last year. I would put LA down for a comeback too.

    Pittsburgh has major issues and is a health thing with them.

    Detroit is health too we cant lose zetterberg or datsyuk and compete.

    I think we are better overall then last season as long as we give tatar and nyquist some good time and real shots.

    Helm is surprising me this week and if he comes back that is HUGE to me.

    I think the D will grow enough by end of year and ouellet should be ready if we need another guy there.

    I am not worried on sammy or bertuzzi or guys like that because I dont think they make or break the team so if injured whatever.


    I think if we get to playoffs healthy we are a force and have a shot but will be a tough road and will have to beat a very good team or even a better team.


    If we play datsyuk abdelkader franzen
    zetterberg alfie weiss
    nyquist anderson or helm and tatar

    chicago will do what they did to us last year if we faced them and top line will be better than us and our third and fourth will not be good enough to win the series.

    If we mix up the lines better though take some chances? Well I think a third line of like franzen bertuzzi and weiss
    and a fourth of helm andersson eaves miller whatever could be a different scenario.

    Is just a feeling I have is going to be about choices mike makes and mixture of young and old talent correctly with having a true veteran or good third line that could make all the difference.

    If we go in healthy? Yeah this could be a cup for us we are not that far off is about time and allowing the skilled youngsters to play with the elite older guys for a better mixture.

    This is just my opinion and I hope we get a chance to see it:)
     
  13. Chance on Chance

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    So who are your picks for the ec finals? A lot of teams won't get over those humps because the UK have their own issues
     
  14. Chance on Chance

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    I just did the east. Out west top are
    Chicago
    La
    Middle
    San Jose
    St louis

    Wild cards
    Vancouver
    Ducks
    Dallas
     
  15. Henkka

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    Didn't vote because something like losing at SC finals is not busting.
     
  16. I rather lose in the first round than that.
     
  17. Unfinished Business

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    Hey if we dont even get past boston in conference finals and goes 6 games to me is not a bust sometimes is how the puck drops and how lucky or hot a goalie gets etc..
     
  18. Henkka

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    Even losing in a SCF game 7 means 15 playoffs wins and that's the seed for our next Stanley Cup win.
     
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    That seems boring to me, losing in '09 was gut wrenching, but some of those series were awesome.
     
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    weve done that a few times in our history and I can tell you those were MY MOST PISSED OFF SEASONS ever. Goalies getting hot us playing like crap etc.. good gracious I want to have an opportunity is ok to fail but to do well.

    To just fail SUCKS giant blankety blank
     
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    Losing late in the playoffs hurts a lot, but I'd rather be crushed than embarrassed.
     
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    I can't stand the emotional sting of losing right at the finish line. I have spent too many nights wondering "what if." I would rather see the team get trounced in the first round. It hurts more in the short term, but it's easier to forget in the long run.

    Losing to the Oilers in 2006 was infuriating, but losing to the Pens in 09 was heart breaking.
     
  23. TheMoreYouKnow

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    It's neithe Cup or bust nor rebuild with the kids, it's just another "lose in 1st/2nd round, talk about how the playoffs are just luck" Red Wings neither here nor there Ken Holland year.
     
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    Why are you always so negative when posting about the Red Wings? I bet even when they were winning their cups you were still finding something to complain about
     
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    Making Tatar/Nyquist regulars makes the team better. I think most of the defensemen will take a step too. Ouellet, Marchenko, Almqvist have looked good. Maybe some black aces? Who knows. Depending on how injuries and such force our hand, I think we have a slightly better team than last year.
     

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