Ottawa's next move
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05-05-2004, 12:06 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
Break open the wallet.
Sign Belfour and Gary Roberts, both FAs.
Big $$$, two-year deals (overpay).
Weaken your arch rival. Add vet leadership and grit on the wing (and Roberts clearly remains a hungry player), and upgrade bigtime in net. Belfour buys time for Emery to develop properly.
(Besides, it would be worth it alone to see Don Cherry go bonkers over those two moves.
Muckler should hire himself to coach the team. Guy did coach a Cup winner in Edmonton (sans #99). He's the hard-*** everyone thinks the Sens need behind the bench (you do not want Keenan, he's highly flammable). Plus, Muckler will have extra leverage on the players as GM. Short-term (2 years). If he fails, he's gone.
Do nothing else (except maybe plan the parade route for June 2005).
As stated at the top of the thread, no need whatsoever to break up the core, nor are major trades the route to go.
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