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10-07-2011, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerEsq View Post
No way Miller is a second liner before Gaborik's contract ends.

It would mean he becomes a second liner by the age of 20. No way. If he is a second liner at 20, he will become a Hall of Famer by 25, whuch I dont see happening.

Could Gabby be resigned? Possible, but i doubt it. Here is a guy who has had injury problems his whole career. I dont want Gaborik here when he is approaching his mid-30.

Hopefully either Thomas or Fasth develops into a 30 goal scorer in 3 years so we could replace Gaborik inexpensively from within. But I suspect we may need to sign someone.

Dubinsky - Brad - UFA
Kreider/MZA - Stepan - Fasth/Thomas
Boyle - Anisimov - Callahan
Hagelin/Bourque - Lindberg - Miller
(The fighter would be on defense in the form if McIlrath.)

I think this is a more reasonable projwction for our lineup 3 years from now.
We won't know until we watch Miller develop. Also, I think Gabby not being re-signed is not an assumption to make as of right now.

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