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02-29-2012, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 30Rinks View Post
I get that logic - and understand it. Here's the thing though - you need to have a "moneyball" mindset for playoff success in this NHL.

You need 3-5 players playing on cheap, entry level contracts to produce.

If this team is 5 years away from making a legitimate stanley cup run, then this was the year to get those picks. Losing any of those 4 players would not make our team significantly worse (when you compare their replacements (frattin, kadri, colborne, franson/holzer).

Burke keeps chanting that we're building a contender and not a a team to get blown out - but why not put money where his mouth is? Are any of those 4 players core pieces moving on? Schenn was supposed to be, but how long do you wait? Grabo, sure, at the right price he could be your 2nd center.

Most D-men usually don't hit their stride until their mid to late 20's. You wait as long as it takes. There's no doubt in my mind that Schenn will be a wrecking ball for us out there, but people have to be patient with the process.

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