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03-02-2011, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Great(superstars) players usually get drafted 1st overall and it's unlikely we'll get a #1 pick anytime soon.

In the next 3-4 years we will have a core of veterans in Price Gionta Cammy Plekanec Gomez(possibly?) Gorges plus whatever d-men we sign as top 4 from our group and potentially UFA's(Markov Wisniewski etc). We are adding young guys very good upside in Subban Weber Pacioretty Pouliot(?)and Eller. The development of those young guys plus a solid veteran group is what we will need to form a contending team.
Star player usually do get drafted first overall but you will also finds stars from 2 to 10.

So our drafting strategy should be "best player avaible" rated by the general concensis of the scouts so that their trading value is higher when we are negotiating trades.

We need to be more aggressive at the drafting table and make trades to move up the draft to get our core players. Once we have our young core players than we can work on depth and supporting players. We are currently missing a core center player. So we need to lock that down.

I Agree with you that having young guys and a good group of vets will build a good contender. But hanging on to our current vets at the expense of not getting a top young center core will hurt us from being a top contender. We are not a top conterder right now. Our vets Gomez, Gionta will be 33-34 in 3 for 4 years.Will they be able to perform in 3 for 4 years?

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