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03-11-2010, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by nullterm View Post
Question is, given 3-5 year rebuilding, do they deal Hemsky? He'll be in his prime when the team isn't. And only two more seasons left in the books then he's a UFA.

If he's willing to stick it out, be nice to keep him for when the team is ready.
I didn't get the impression they were thinking about trading Hemsky. When he brought up Hemsky and Khabibulin he was just pointing out that this opportunity probably doesn't present itself with them in the line up. He didn't sound like he was going to trade them so we could repeat this next season.

He said there is no set time for the rebuild but they were talking after the interview and saw something like this going down.

Year 1: Draft Hall or Seguin
Year 2: Another top 5 pick
Year 3: Flirt with the playoffs
Year 4: Be a playoff team
Year 5: Hopefully be in a position to do some damage.

I think that's realistic. Look at Chicago...

Year 1: Draft Toews
Year 2: Draft Kane
Year 3: Tie for 9th in the West
Year 4: Make it to Conference Finals
Year 5: This season they look like a cup contender.

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