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01-04-2010, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DeepOrange View Post
Don't expect Atlanta to remain competitive without Kovy next season. Expect another "rebuild" instead.
Come on, are we not in the middle of a rebuild right now?

Our D is in good standing, with Bogosian, Enstrom, and Hainsey locked up for a while. Kulda should be ready to make the jump next summer. Schubert(except for the last game) has been a solid performer for us. Probably need to trade or sign a UFA to fill in the gap on the 4-6 D side of things. Be great if we could hold onto Kubina for a discount.

Our G situation is OK right now. Hopefully Pavelec can get his head screwed on properly. If Moose leaves, we can possibly bring someone else in. Look at what Anderson went for last offseason, if anything you can find some bargains out there at G.

At F, a little tougher. We do have nice pieces in place, Antropov(who has been very good this year), Peverley, Kane, Little gives us 4 legit Top 6 forwards. Hopefully a kid like O'Dell or Morin will be ready to make the jump next year. ...Reasoner is a solid bottom 6 guy, Slater is actually showing signs of not sucking completely. And guys like Machacek or Holzapfel should be able to fill in at a bottom line capacity. Todd White, who knows what is up with him?

Really need to get one of Max or Army locked up for next year if Ilya leaves. Then you have to pencil in any possible return for the Ilya trade as well. So yes, holes on the Top 6 that need to be addressed.

This team is light years ahead of where it was 2 seasons ago, no question about that. I really don't see the team taking that big of a step back at all, if the right moves are made at the deadline and during the offseason.

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