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07-26-2011, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by YogiCanucks View Post
I think this need for a 2nd line winger to play with Kesler is almost entirely a fan fabrication.
Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
I disagree with this for 2 reasons...

1. Gillis has alluded to the fact he's looking for a 2nd line player and said he wants someone considered 'great'.


The only fan fabrication I see is the notion that the 2nd line wing addition will have to play a power game. As if a Martin St. Louis wouldn't be a much better acquisition than a Stewart, Backes, Morrow, Doan or the like...
IMO you guys are splitting hairs.

Gillis wants a '2nd liner', and the reality is that is a 50-60 pt guy, not the 1st line player that some are looking at or even worse pie in the sky ideas like getting Parise. The great part comes via the player being near elite in some could be size. St. Louis has elite puck handling which overcomes his small size for example.

Every team thinks they can 'compete' at this point so making a trade may be difficult until some dust settles and reality kicks in.

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