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06-16-2009, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
A) Who cares what position they play? You can never have too much depth at any position. We have no idea what our roster could look like in 2-3 years so it's a bit stupid to pass up on a good prospect just because we may have depth at a certain position today. A lot can change in that time, plus it doesn't hurt to add another asset which could give us the opportunity to trade from a position of strength for a position of need.

B) Cap space is at a premium and Briere is the most redundant contract on the roster. If you want to be able to upgrade our defense or keep most of our core together for the long haul then it makes sense to dump his salary.
A) What the hell are we going to do with Braydon Schenn? He's an awesome 2-way prospect at C, too bad we already have 2 of those. Both Duchene and Kane are Cs too and those are the 2-4 forwards in the draft.

You need to think somewhat about positions in the draft.

B) Dump Lupul and Carle first, there's nearly 8 million right there and both Lupul and Carle are more easily replaceable.

Originally Posted by Libertine
Well he was supposed to be their best player considering he was the most talented player UNH has ever recruited. That still doesn't mean his season wasn't a disappointment. The organization was unhappy with his development, he was a disappointment at the WJC, and didn't show that much in the AHL. That's not to say he's a bust, but I don't know how you can say his season wasn't a disappointment.
Fail train pulling into the station. Once again, it's amazing how the people who have actually watched JVR play are impressed with him and the ones that haven't think he is a bust.

As for the organization's view, seeing that in the past year, they've extended Lupul for little to no reason, signed Jones to a contract for twice what he's worth, waived Vaananen and Metro in order to make room for Jones who still needed surgery, kept Stevens despite our horrid March and playoff embarrassment, traded Upshall and a pick for an inferior player, and decided to go after the immortal Ray Emery and let our best starter of the past 20 years test the FA market, I'm not really going to put any stock in their opinions.

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