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[OTT/NYI] Comrie & Campoli from NYI for McAmmond & SJ 2009 1st round pick
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02-25-2009, 01:09 PM
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The Sens core is signed right now. They have a couple of years left with Alfie before they start losing big pieces of that core. As such, it's more realistic to think that they would succeed in 2009+ than 2014.
Fair enough, but the counter argument is that they need to be drafting the "next core" now, so that they actually can ice a competitive team when the "current core" is too old or departed.
Note that I am generally in favor of the Campoli trade, mostly because of his youth and skillset.
But I think it's a dangerous mindset for a fanbase to adopt; that the team (esp one that is not even making the playoffs) needs to sacrifice the future to bolster the chances for an (unlikely) playoff run NEXT YEAR.
See the Toronto Maple Leafs situation from 2005 - 2008 for an example of what can happen under these circumstances.
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