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06-30-2008, 08:44 AM
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Do we really want to have the oldest first line in all of hockey?

Signing Sundin would be a very temporary offensive boost but does nothing for the future.

If Sather wants to bring in a big-name, big-results forward then it should be a young guy who's going to be here for a while. If we sign Sundin and Jagr it's just two old guys clogging up the roster, holding back our young guys from getting decent playtime and experience. If you're gonna clog up the roster and keep the kids waiting for their shot to play, it should at least be with players who are going to be here in a few years so they can build chemistry.

Signing Sundin and Jagr is not a way to win a cup, it's a way to get bad positioning in the draft while keeping young guys out of the lineup. And in a year or two when they're both gone we'll ask ourselves "What was the point?" We could have been making progress developing a post-jagr era team.

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