Who can the Flames really target this offseason?
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01-31-2011, 02:37 PM
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This is, unfortunately, the stupid and ignorant belief that plagues these forums. 3 first round picks in a weak draft, and next year the Flames have a chance to make the playoffs? What?
Unless those 3 picks turn out to be a players in the generational talent category, the Flames would miss the playoffs for another 6 years. This is simply not how things work in the NHL.
I've said it many times, these next two drafts are brutal, with potential to be the worst in league history. There has never been a worse time to start a rebuild
3 First round picks this year, and another next.
Add to (quality) prospect pool: Backlund, Nemisz, Erixon + Hickey/Forbort/Voynov + Ashton.
$30M+ in cap space over the next 2 years to work with.
And I didn't say the Flames would be a playoff team again the next year, I said 2 years following this draft. Next year (2012) they would probably still have another top 15 pick.
You don't rebuild a team by finishing between 7th and 12th for each of the next 5 years.
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