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08-03-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I think they could make a run at The Cup this year if they traded Dubinsky + for Weber.....

Would the team have holes? Of course. But the teams defense would be amazing. And that would not changes for 10-15 years. Boston's offense wasn't that great this year, they won The Cup.
They scored the 3rd most goals in the Eastern Conference, 20 more than we did. The payment for Weber would probably be an established forward or two, along with one of our top prospects. Would we be able to increase our scoring while parting with the contributions of somebody like Dubinsky or Callahan? That doesn't even begin to address the leadership/physicality/forechecking that would be lost with one/both of them (which was a key element of Boston's forward group).

Eventually increasing the strength of the defense becomes overkill, and you wind up sacrificing the strength of the forward lines.

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