colorado scored like what 95 points last year and finished 15 2 2 ? So to call them a sleeper after Jordan Leapold bcoming a healthy starter and adding Smith and ?? whatever that new hot defensive star is is kind of odd to me, the could easily hit 103-108 points.. remember in addition to Hejduk,sp? and Brunnet, Smith and of course super Joe Sackick, ther is Stasny, Wolski and perhaps the best shooter if he can regain his confidense Svotos, boy he reminds me of Mike Bossy back with the Islanders! And don't forget they have several million in salery cap to add players as the year goes on, and that is WITH Theador,sp?, and his wopper of a salery as a poor second stringer right now.
And they picked up a great player from Europe... so they have Three killer lines!...
I think if you look at who they beet last year, they where WAY over 500 against the tops teams, and played poorly against the bottum teams.. you see a team that was inconsistant, plagued by poor gooltending and injuries. If the get some Goaltending and continue to win special temas play they could be the team with the best record in hockey .. I certainly would pick them in my top ten for total points! What is up with the Wild? I have not seen them yet, but boy they are HOT!!! Anybody see them play this year?