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03-11-2012, 02:58 PM
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onice
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Originally Posted by habfaninvictoria View Post
Other than McDo though I'm not too upset, mostly spare parts for spare parts. My concern is more how we're developing the talent (or not) that we pick.
Spare parts, really?

Andrei is gonna play on the top two lines for a Cup contender. His brother, Sergei, is a 1st liner on the same contender.

Lapierre is 3rd-4th liner on probably the eventual SC winner.

When did Halak become a spare part? But that trade was okay.

O'Byrne I agree could be considered a spare part and we got decent return for him.

Streit is getting paid what....4-5 million. Hardly the salary of a spare part.

Grabs is a decent 2nd line centerman. He's comparable to DD and we're all raving about him. So is DD a spare part also?

Chip yeah oh okay.

D'Agostini is a regular contributor on a team that's leading the league.

Lats: when he played with the Wild he was on pace for 30 goal seasons.

Letting Gainey & Gauthier off the hook by claiming we gave up only spare parts is deceiving. Right now we could have used those spare parts.

None of them are franchise players. Agreed but that doesn't mean you throw them away.

A few years ago I can remember the owner of a successful local business told me take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. If you don't value your "spare parts" you're gonna go any higher than 28th place in the league.

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