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01-05-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Corto View Post
I think you're very unlikely to see some major re-tooling like Regier did in 2002 when it was obvious the team was on a downhill slide and needed a facelift.
Briere was brought in, Hecht was brought in, CuBro was traded, etc etc.
I could see an approach more like what Regier did in 2000 - he had an underachieving team that wasn't living up to the high expectations after the Cup run or solid finish to the '98-'99 regular season. He gave up on some of his younger guys (Grosek, Holzinger, Sarich) to bring in experience, size and depth at center in Gilmour, Dumont and Gratton for a playoff push.

If Pegula pushes him, Regier may let go of the lovefest with Roy, Stafford and maybe Ennis or Sekera towards adding some center depth.

P.S. Hecht was aquired in the summer of 2002.

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