Originally Posted by castan_b
The thing is, I don't think anyone is expecting the cup this year, but I'm not going to say it won't happen. I know that it's not the best team that wins, but the team that is playing the best come playoff time. I think this team is good enough to get into the playoffs, and like you said the kids need time to adjust. Give them a couple games, get Briere back to balance the lines, and you will start to see them put up 4-5 goals per game like last year.
Yes the more I look the more the defense is looking too slow. Gus and Bourdon are hurt, so they aren't the options, and I don't think Manning is going to add much. The Flyers have plenty of assets in which to add a defenseman or 2. The deadline is not until April. This team is good enough to hang onto a playoff spot, and by the time the deadline comes around there will be plenty of teams that know they will be out. We will be able to score a defenseman from one of them.
I'm going to pause a sec before saying this because I dont think I would say this, but at this point even Bouwmeister might look good.
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