the point of the article isn't necessarily that one particular team or another will make it into the playoffs. It is that one cannot use last year's finishes to predict this years results (as obvious as that is) and that typically a team that underperformed last year will rise up this year.
He is simply including us in that category.
With what we've seen so far this pre-season (basically more of the same) we all seem to agree that the playoffs are a long shot.
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