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02-07-2012, 06:31 PM
Les Wynan*
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
What the fans think and what the GM thinks are not generally ever in tune. They have no chance at the cup this year, and they've clearly got some 'core issues'. Downie is certainly not untouchable in that climate.
They're one year removed from being probably the best team in the Eastern Conference and a lot of that was built on forward depth. Particularly the play of Thompson and Hall who have fallen off a cliff this season but guys like Gagne (when he was in the lineup) and Bergenheim were important pieces. IMO they can ill afford to let another forward go and Downie's value would probably cost a lot to replace through free agency if it's even possible.

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