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11-19-2011, 10:59 PM
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I am a fan since inception as well the 1972 team was an expansion team with no free agency so they had a very good excuse.

I do not believe the talentless Konopka was a factor. Remember he was on the team during the 20 game losing streak too, so he was part of the problem at one time as well.

The biggest things plaguing this team right now are:

1) Disappearance of Comeau and Okposo both would be top 6 forwards on most teams in the league. Comeau needs proper coaching and Okposo has to be injury recovery issues

2) AHL coach who basically runs the team from an XBOX just making line switches.

3) They only have 3 legitimate top 5 dmen on the team with MacDonald, Hamonic and Streit. Staios, Eaton, Jurcina are 6/7's and Mottau is a beer league guy.

4) Veterans that were brought in were not impact vets, all players that are 5 years plus past their peak seasons. These are not Lidstrom/Hejduk type vets. None of these guys would find a spot on a playoff team. Staios (last team was Calgary, who stink), Reasoner (last team was the 30th ranked Panthers), Rolston (odd man out on the playoff missing Devils), Pandolfo (played in the AHL last season).

5) Three goalies who can't hold Roloson's jock, although Montoya should just get a shot to be the #1.

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