Rafalski to Ottawa
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12-18-2008, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Brunswick
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why does Ottawa want to do this? Ottawa fans need to resign themselves that they need to rebuild, not retool. The Flyers got lucky. Trying to fix a team as bad as Ottawa the fast way has a better chance of turning out like Tampa Bay than Philadelphia.
Ottawa needs to be trading for NHL ready or near ready prospects and high round draft picks, not expensive, established veterans like Rafalski.
The Flyers built around their core, it wasn't a complete revamp, it wasn't all luck either, thats ridiculous. This has been rehashed a million times however. Ottawa is in a similar position to rebuild the way Philly did. The only drawback is they don't have a Richards/Carter ready to bloom. Even when rebuilding you need veteranship to help the transition, Rafalski would be brilliant for this.
Where do you think the Flyers would be right now without Timonen? He's an anchor. Our D would be porous without him, any Flyer fan will tell you this.
Also, the Ottawa organization would never implode the entire team and sign random FA's and make 800 trades like Tampa did/has been doing. They made some mistakes with Chara etc, but hindsight is 20/20. Ottawa needs some surgical incisions, not a lobotomy, at least if you ask me.
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