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So basically, a team without a goaltender or any defense is going to be "best prepared". Better hope they can score 7 goals a game.

I did vote for the Canucks. Not just because they're my team but because I feel they have actually prepared.

1. They made good depth signings(Our D has 9 capable players)

2. With the Luongo trade we will address our second line issues.

3. We have much needed rest we haven't gotten the last 2 years.

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Why is this bad? They have a lot of young stars who've been playing in the AHL or elsewhere. Probably get a good start with a number of guys already in pretty good game shape. More importantly, why does it matter what a TSN poll says?

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Considering most of the importnant players have been in game shape all year I would say that poll is pretty accurate.

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Yes, Edmonton WILL be best prepared for the 48 game season. Why? Simple.

They are a very young team and so they won't tire out easily and can get off to a fast start easily. While the oldies will have to struggle to find their feet, and by then it would be halfway through the shortened season, a.k.a. Canucks slump at the beginning of a season.

I feel Edmonton may actually surprise some teams and make the playoffs. Same goes for the Flames. Tough division we have now especially with what Minny has done to their team.

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I agree with 250Integra, they are the best prepared team considering a few of their better players have been playing in Oklahoma.

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Technically, they are the most prepared team.

Their whole team has been playing since September in the AHL

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Edmonton actually could be, all their important players have been playing, although like you say goaltending and defense don't seem to be any less of an issue than they were at the end of last year.

I dont think we are though, too many injuries. I think Ottawa might be, they have had some key players playing, thr goaltending is solid, they might need to add more to the defense but I think they will make a move to address that need.

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Sure they've been playing, but what does it matter. It's the AHL not the NHL. The caliber of players is a big difference.

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I can't fault them for that. Every fan thinks their team is the one to beat....they have a good young team and I wish them luck noidon't.

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Not neccessarily considering how many top prospects they are playing against, and just because it's a different level doesn't mean it prepares them any less, I mean the Oilers have been playing this whole time so they'll be prepared to jump right into the NHL

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Sure they've been playing, but what does it matter. It's the AHL not the NHL. The caliber of players is a big difference.

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You're not very observant. Everyone is saying this.

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I voted Edmonton myself.. Mostly because their young guys have been playing in the AHL while our guys have only been practicing.

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Sure they've been playing, but what does it matter. It's the AHL not the NHL. The caliber of players is a big difference.

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AHL. They are in mid-season form already.

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Don't give the Oilers too much credit. They finished 29th last year. The AHL and euro leagues are not even close to NHL standards.

They might squeak in at 8th but the Canucks will dominate the NW and possibly contend for the President's trophy especially if Kesler and Booth can return ASAP.

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I agree with 250Integra, they are the best prepared team considering a few of their better players have been playing in Oklahoma.

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