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01-19-2011, 06:29 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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As A Flames fan, I would take that. (If that was the direction the team wanted to go)
Cant expect anymore than that.
Boston is about to realize the unique window that they have now of having:
...all at less than 4.0 million annually. Add in the twilight years of:
and the players coming into their prime of:
...and you begin to see how valuable this year and next is to make that push to go over the top.
Realistically, how many openings do you see in next years lineup for a young player to make the Bruins?
Lucic - Savard -Horton
Wheeler - Krejci - ______
Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
______ - Campbell - Thornton
Now, Add in Caron and you have one spot for Knight, Colborne, Arniel, Hamill, Spooner, and the 2011 Toronto 1st to find jobs.
At some point you need to move prospects that are developing or players that have already established their career into better single players. In this case, Iginla.
I fully believe Wheeler is going to get even better. Same goes for Colborne. I also believe the Leafs pick will be in the 4-10 range and be a great prospect. That is what it takes to get a player like Iginla for your Cup run.
At some point you cash in five quarters for a dollar because you need the dollar right then and there, even if those quarters may be worth more down the line. You need the one player to put you over the top and you give a high compensation.
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