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06-24-2010, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post
We lost 4 in Frolov, 1 in OD, and 1.25 in Jones, but we need to replace all 3 and have wiggle room and re-sign Doughty. No way a top 6 forward will cost less than 4 and 2 more top 6 D man will cost a combined 2. 5 either...

This is why I see Gagne as a better right for Lombardi than Kovy, he will make 2-3 less.
Gagne is only a 1-year answer. After this season, you are still in the same boat of needing a #1 LW.

Everyone needs to pull their heads out. Kovalchuk is the obvious choice. The past 4 Cup-winners all had more than one guy they were paying top dollars for. Detroit has managed to make it work, Pittsburgh is still a force, Chicago will be fine and Anaheim would have been fine if not for #27 and #8 dicking them around.

Depth guys are just that: depth. This is already a depth team for crying out loud! 1 30 goal scorer and nobody else even at 25. They kind of reminded me of the 1997-98 team that had a bunch of 20 goal guys, a Norris caliber d-man in Blake and a goalie that was decent but not a guy you had utmost confidence in going into the playoffs.

You add the gamebreaker. There are so many more "depth guys" out there than players of Kovalchuk's stature. Doughty isn't going anywhere so there is no need to worry about that either.

You don't get awards for keeping Cap space; you certainly don't get a Stanley Cup for it.

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