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12-16-2010, 01:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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I never said I was against moving prospects. I was just saying our prospect pool is deep.
Is it sad that I remember all those names? The point I was making also was that our farm system sucked. It did. Phoenix sucked and so did the other place we shared with the NYI. That's all changed with DL AND (I didn't mention any of this with Cowboy K) now we have the TIME to let these guys develop. There's no rush with any of them to make the big club and that speaks volumes. Even last year or the year before people were ready to dump Lewis but look at his strides. What if we had waited an extra year or two with Boyle, Moulson or Purcell? That's now what we can do with Hickey, Forbort, Teubert and others that need a few extra seasons in the AHL to really figure it out. It was talked about last year with the Detroit method of waiting for prospects to be 'overripe' and I like it. Oops, did I just give another reason NOT to fire DL. Don't tell
Yes I agree getting our own AHL team in Manchester was HUGE but this was prior to hiring DL. In the past LA has traded for guys like Straka and Anson Carter but they didn't pan out, mostly due to injury. However they both still could play as seen by there numbers after leaving LA. IMO LA needs to add a J.Jokinen/Tangauy/Sullivan or Hagman type player. I was preaching to get Fleischmann from WASH and apparently DL tried very hard but the deal fell through. Sadly he's scoring very well in COL.Sturm is a step in the right direction but another top 9 player is needed.
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