Value & price of Nik Antropov
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11-17-2011, 10:41 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
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This team ain't winning anything anytime soon so I'd listen to any trade offers for any and all veterans if it meets our long term goals.
I don't think Buf is going to give away a blue chip prospect for #80 ? That's only thing I'd be looking for but if they are ..... I'd do it in a nano second.
I've read a lot of this over the last few days, so my comments are not directed solely at you, but...
Very few top notch players have ever realized their potential after starting their career in a chronic losing situation. In fact, there are several cases in which just that can probably be pointed to as the primary reason the player flopped.
Talent is important but what it takes to be an effective NHLer goes so far beyond that. Having good people, leader and teachers, in the dressing room is critical to our young players figuring out what it takes and this franchise (eventually) becoming a winner.
Our roster has no shortage of young talent. The key now is to get those players to realize their potential. If we don't develop Kane, Bogosian, Burmistrov, Little, etc. there is no number of fringe prospects and late picks (that we could get for our veterans) that will make this team a winner.
If a veteran is playing poorly, or is lazy on the ice, or is bad in the room, dump him ASAP. But until the deadline, if a guy is setting a proper example for the youngsters he is far more critical to this team than any thing another team would reasonably offer.
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