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01-13-2011, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
The problem with their young talent is I'm not sure how many, if any, really project out to being a legit top 3 forward. And that's an issue with a team that has some cap issues and needs to score more.

Stepan could be a first liner. So can Thomas. Not necessarily saying they will be there, but it's not impossible.

That's why we need high-risk, high-return draftees the next couple of drafts. If we had 5 more guys like Chris Thomas, we'd be a lot less concerned about our top-end talent. Enough of these guys would develop so that we could be sure that at least some of them will be able to man our first line.

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