Thread: Eklund: Iginla + for Semin +
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12-07-2011, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BeersHockey View Post
Yeah, but this also assumes that Caps are in "win now" mode, which they aren't (or at least shouldn't be). That is reserved for teams whose windows are closing because their core of stars is aging fast, like San Jose. Caps aren't that desperate, and if they can stomach another year or two of working on learning playoff hockey, and maybe getting past the second round, then they are in prime position to have a 3-4 year run as a Cup favorite. So, while it would make sense for San Jose, or the Red Wings, to enter win now mode, it makes little sense for Caps to do the same.
Yeah, it's been said that they're in win now mode, but i feel that their greatest chance is when the 1st and 2nd year players start entering their prime. I am honestly hoping for a semi-rebuild to make the Caps chances even bigger when that time occurs.
Semin and Green are expendable and should be turned into players hitting their prime the same time as Carlson, Alzner, Holtby etc. With Ovie and Backie hopefully a little more mature than they are right now.

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