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11-11-2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post
Draft picks have more value than ever in the cap era. It allows you to, for a time, add solid talent for relatively cheap.

That being said, it should be this team's mission to make certain that draft pick is as low in the 1st round as possible. That means making the playoffs...I don't see that happening with a team that can't score at even strength, can't kill penalties with any sort of regularity, can't win at home, and apparently can't win in regulation.
But we still have that. Even after the Varly trade. Even if we give up a top ten pick. So why is everyone so focused on how we do this season and not on the development of our young players? Yes the team can't be terrible because that hurts the players development, but we're not. We're still in a playoff position and should be fighting for that spot all season long, and as long as that happens this is a good year whether we end up falling out of the race down the stretch and end up in 10th or so instead of sneaking in. Granted I'm still hoping for this team to make the playoffs and think that has a good chance of happening.

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