True, but you have to agree we are at least certainly better than Islanders, Avs, and Toronto.
As much as the Islanders sucked, they had an amazing second half.
Toronto finished ahead of us... and people like the Avs prospects.
I'm not saying we're a bad team, or that we are missing the playoffs. But it's not a ridicuolous statement to say we are in the bottom 10 of the league right now as a pre-season rank. You can argue where we fall. And Burnside won't give us the benefit of the doubt. But in years past, we were ranked 20th, etc for absolutely no reason other than - they are bound to fail sometime, right?
So I'm fine with a 20-25 rank preseason... if we're as good as we think, we'll move up quickly.