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04-27-2004, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by kazo
This year's draft is, of course, important as all drafts are. But you could argue that next year's draft, depending on the labor situation, is even more important. If Sather stays the course with the rebuild, and if the fans can stomach a 50 point season, then you're looking at a top 3 pick (Crosby?) in '05.

If this is a true rebuild, it won't start and end with this season. It will take some time and things will get worse before they get better.

i gotta say, i'm very certain this is a true blue rebuild, i mean sather made no secret of his desires to deal Holik and Jagr and Holik still could and very likely may be dealt or even bought out. I really think Sather has no intentions on signing a plathora of vets, perhaps 1 or 2 tops, not including a goalie and thats it. I mean lets remember not a lot of vets are going to want to come to a rebuilding team with no sign of a playoff possibility unless they're given huge contracts and insanely over payed, a route i don't want to travel.

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