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07-09-2008, 01:18 PM
Two Pucks, One Cup
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I think we may have lost a little "toughness" by losing Straka, Avery, Jagr and Shanny. But in all fairness to Sather and Renney, we had two legit shots (2007 and 2008) to take shots at the cup with an aging team and it clearly didn't work once we got into the second round (namely Avery and Shanny).

I like the direction we are going in, and we have to acknowledge that Lundqvist is bound to bounce back from a really inconsistent 2008 (which is crazy considering he was a vezina finalist)...If you think about it, we were garbage offensively last year with Jagr, Avery, Straka and Shanny. We can't get any worse.

Plus, we are furthering the development of all the guys we used to cry about never getting inserted into the lineup (Dawes, Cally, Staal, Dubinsky)

I think after 3 straight 90-win seasons and playoff appearances, we should trust Sather.

Besides, only Redden was long terms....kalinin, Naslund, Rissmiller and Mara should all be gone in time to land a real superstar under the cap

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