You cannot say that anymore.... LA was an 8 seed last season and no one thought they'd make it anywhere... NJ was, what? a 6 seed? That was your Final this past season.... low seeded teams that no one would have ever predicted being there. We are a contender, plain and simple.
Well, I won some money predicting LA as the winner this season in one local Finnish betting agency. At least for me it was not a big surprise. Just a quick look at their roster shows that they can go very far this season as well. Same quick look at our roster shows 1st round exist at best.
why are people so high on Carle? Just two seasons ago Tampa and Philly played a ping-pong game with Carle and suddenly he is going to get 5M. I watched Philly multiple times this season and he did not impress that much.... Well, to be honest Suter did not impress me as well last season. Well, I can understand that Suter is always in the shadow of Weber but still.
PS Semin would be good addition for not more than 5.5-6M per season for say 4-5 years.
PPS Getting rod of Emmerton is a must for this offseason to be successful. Get a legitimate 4th line center.
they are taking it too far in my opinion. Why not to bring Jarnkrock, Tatar, Nyquist??? I was laughing at people claiming we are too old and slow in the past, but now we are indeed too slow to actually compete with teams like Nashville, Phoenix, etc.