Quite a few of the players spent the entire offseason training, getting in better shape. Prime example, Jeff Cowan. I would have predicted three goals all year, three already. Some of the guys were primed to get better, but it goes very much under the radar in light of what took place. Which is how it should be.
But as always I’m a realist. Even knowing the effort being given, the playoffs will be a big stretch. Losing Savard ’till January really hurts. But like Hartley said, no excuses. That’s one thing I truly believe you can bank on this year, these guys will not quit. Period. They’ve had every reason to but they just won’t. Will they be this good all year? The fan in me greatly hopes so, the pragmatist in me says no. Either way, they will be a difficult team to play, even when and if their play levels out.]]>
by the way, it was the other sister, Henrik ;):P]]>