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12-22-2008, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TimminsTheStorm View Post
Must we make a trade to have a good team? No. We already are. It's not new.
In order to be a serious contender, must we make a trade? Hell yeah.
Serious contender is pretty vague. No one wants to go into the playoffs with just enough. So people will say we need a kovalchuk or a gaborik, we don't really. Do we need a 20 goal guy who's gritty and fights? because fighting is a major concern in the playoffs?

Last year we got burned because we couldnt play 5 on 5. we have the best 5 on 5s in the league. Click our PP and you have a lethal combo. People aren't seeing the improvement because of the PP. Higgins and kovalev made tons of goals and points on the PP, so did Plek, notice all these guys are not close to last year's form stat wise? Find the PP solution, which probably is within our system. We have weber and such, he's just not ready for the big show. Can we use a top 4 did with a nice slapshot? yes, would make things easier but if a gm is gonna make a trade for every little thing, the team will never learn how to overcome obstacles. We'll learn now, even carbo refuses to bring weber up, he says we'll figure it out.

Maybe a deadline deal, last minute deal to throw us over the top. But as for the little things, people say we need to get shannahan, because he's a 'in your face' type of leader. Do we have chemistry issues or do we need an upgrade? there's a big difference. We have awesome depth up front. Another top 4 D is the only thing we could use, but then again, if o'byrne plays as good as he did last year, he's no jay bo, but already that makes it easier for us.

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