Which Big Salaried Forward Goes?
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05-03-2010, 08:14 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose
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I have one very SIMPLE question:
Is it easier to replace a 35+ goal scoring winger with speed (Seto is the likely choice to fill that role anyways)?
Is it easier to replace the best playmaker in the last five years?
Marleau's an excellent forward, but just because he's been with San Jose for his entire career doesn't mean we need to cling onto his jock forever.
1. How many of those are in the league? Have you checked the salaries and availability of those guys lately? Please.
2. Crosby? Datsyuk? Their playmaking seems to win cups. I call that tops.
3. My question to you and anyone else who wants to trade, unload, trade . . . How many teams have won the cup lately with outside talent for their top scorers in the playoffs?
The playoffs aren't over yet so some of this is premature. But, I want all of you to see who the top guys are on the team that wins and think long and hard about acquisition strategies for team composition for winning. I have looked at past years and winners and I see the strategies that are diametrically opposed to the paths proposed here.
I do think Patty is going to walk, but I also think that there will be a lot of Sharks fans that aren't terribly pleased with the results of the unsuccessful strategies employed by the Sharks to get the cup in five years. I think there will be a lot of excuses about this or that not quite being right when the reality is that they are poor excuses for the overarching strategy.
My take is that playing the grass is greener game and some other issues are going to turn into a Sisyphean effort that continually falls short.
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