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Candidates for a bounce-back season


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Disappointing seasons can happen to anyone. Sometimes they're due to injuries; sometimes they're just bad luck; at other times they're a combination of circumstances.

Here are 10 players who, for a variety of reasons, didn't have their best seasons in 2012-13 but are good candidates to bounce back in 2013-14:

link for article : http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=679028&navid=DL|NHL|home

Pekka Rinne

Pekka Rinne: The first season of Rinne's seven-year deal with the Nashville Predators didn't go the way either side had envisioned. Rinne went from a finalist for the Vezina Trophy in 2011-12 to a sub-.500 record (15-16-8) last season while watching his save percentage slip from .923 to .910. Part of Rinne's struggles may have been related to a hip injury that required surgery in May. He says he'll be ready for the start of the season -- and with no established backup, he'll have to return to form for the Predators to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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I see Lucic having a better season, but he doesn't sniff 30 goals.  He's only been a 30 goal scorer when he shot 17% or better, a conversion rate that is just simply too high to maintain season to season.

As for Canucks, Booth and Bieksa could both benefit from a return to form (and health).

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