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03-16-2011, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
Legit contenders do not have the following problems

1) A true and legit #1 center. Our BEST passer is Erik Christensen and that's not saying much.

2) A PPQB. McCabe is a shooter, not a QB. We have no one that is reliable enough or seasoned enought o be relied on to carry the day at that rold.

3) A tough and physical presence on the blueline. Sauer is getting there, but to expect him be that guy half a season into his NHL career is asking to much at this time.

We have assets in the pipeline to address No.'s 2 and three in MDZ and McIlrath going forward, we do not have the most important aspect that most legit contenders have and that is a legit #1 center.

Until that can be addressed, we will never be a serious contender. Make the PO's? Yes. Win a round, maybe two, possibly. Actually contend for a cup? Don't see it.
richards addresses 1&2 and number three isnt a must have. every team doesnt need a true tough guy on the blue line, like you said sauer will get there, mcd throws the body around his fair share especially along the walls, girardi and staal are physical when need be d-mac is that exact guy we need hell be here soon but until them thats not holding us back from truly contending.

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