You really find jumping 5 teams in 23 games realistic? This team has strung together 3 wins once all season.
Jagr fetched 2nd and 2 prospects last year and he's having a great season. And why give up defensive prospects for expensive rentals when the playoffs are a 33% chance at the moment? That'd be an Islander-level move.
It's certainly unrealistic all 5 of those teams are gonna finish with 90+ points. The most amount of teams in either conference to finish with 90 points in a single season is 10. Some of these teams will start to fade away and fall out of the race. Could one of those teams be us? Of course.
If you look at the big picture, 93 points should be enough. Also, with the way the standings are now, it's so tight that winning one game can cause a leapfrong over 3 or four teams. For example if we win our next game, we jump over both Carolina and Washington.
And as I've said several times, nobody sees big runs coming. It's easy to say that they've only won 3 in a row once, and assume it's not gonna happen. Nobody saw the Rags winning 15 out of 20 games after losing to the Isles 5-3. And that happened. Nobody saw the Flyers run coming. Nobody saw the BJ's winning 8 in a row. These things are always unexpected.
You're wrong. That's your opinion, and I respect that you are allowed to express it, but you're absolutely wrong.
It's a weak draft for one. Secondly, we can still sell prior to the draft after the season as someone pointed out.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS: 3 TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!
NEW YORK YANKEES: 27 TIME WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: 5 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!