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06-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by htsportplaya View Post
This is ridiculous. Both teams are young and have good prospects coming up. Myers and Pieterangelo are a wash. Vanek is probably the best forward on either team, though I love Backes. Miller is better than Halak, though Halak is no slouch.

The difference? The Sabres have been successful. With most of the age/talent comparisons being similar, I can't believe more people aren't going with the team that's made the playoffs the past two years. The Blues have the name prospects, but the age difference isn't that big and they haven't done anything. This baffles me.
Well to be fair, the Blues had goaltending issues until they got Halak, and most of their core just finished their third year in the league. They have more room to grow, while most of Buffalo's players are in their prime. We're talking about who's roster would you take now, not who's roster would you take based on previous accomplishments.

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