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08-28-2011, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by macleod50 View Post
I'm sure Wang doesn't want a 7 or 8 million contract, but there has to be a middle ground. I don't think signing a guy like Cory Stillman, Ray Whitney, Jason Arnott, or players of that ilk would have broken the bank. Wang most likely would have been for those moves. 50-60 point veteran forwards are not a rarity.

As much as everyone would like to blame Wang, Snow is still at fault here. Like I said in my earlier post, and have said, the Islanders are in a position of strength right now regarding their prospect pool. Snow needs to utilize that and make a deal. You can only play and hold onto prospects for so long before they lose their value. Don't get me wrong, I don't want him pulling a Milbury and completely emptying the cupboard. A package of a 1st rounder, A,B level prospect (Nelson, Lee, etc), and Comeau is a starting point to get a player that Islanders need.

Going into this season with the lineup they have at the moment, it's looking like another lottery pick.

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