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09-25-2003, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by MN_Gopher
i am all for replacing some of the vets, but who would you be replacing the vet with? Our vets lead us to the conference finals, improved our numbers ever year, provide leadership for the youngsters and are proven over an 82 game season. Stevens and Brown are the only two i would replace, they are scratched often. The other vets are better than any young player in the system at this point.
At this point-maybe. But what if you let a player stick and develop? I am sure there were better veterans on Bruins roster than a 7 point Thornton. I guess it depends on what the Wilds goal is-trying to reach the playoffs loaded with vets, or trying to develop younger players (two extremes). By the way, I am not suggesting replacing all or even majority of those vets. Somewhere around 2.

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