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03-15-2012, 03:28 PM
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Even though there is some positive from this, I'll show you the negative side:
STILL NO TOP STAR IN THE ORGANISATION
We're not really going to win anything with this roster. If can't get Grigorenko, Yakupov or Galchenyuk, then we'll keep finishing 7th or 8th for the next 10 years.
Kaberle, Gomez, Gionta. They are not very good and they are wayyyyyy overpaid. You could even add Bourque in here.
We might have just ''wasted'' Erik Cole's last good season. This guy is a slow starter, and at 34 years old he is not getting any younger. I really fear this guy won't be able to play as well as he did this year anymore. I hope I'm wrong, god I hope I'm wrong.
SOFT ON THE BACKEND
Weber, Diaz, St-Denis, Kaberle, Campoli, Markov and even Gorges. Need I say more?
FARM TEAM SUCKS
Clément Jodoin sucks and the majority of our prospects in Hamilton probably will not even be playing in a relevant league 2 years from now. They suck.
Molson and Gauthier suck and they are the two most important piece in our management team. I love our scouts (maybe minus the dude who scouts Scandinavia) and I don't mind our coaches, but at least Gauthier has got to go. Oh and you know the media will make a huge story out of the bilingual stuff if Cunneyworth stays. So he's probably going to. Big changes needed here.
We have seen our team improve in this department by bringing in more physical and intense players. Staubitz, White, Blunden are a breathe of fresh air. Please do not bring back the likes of Moen, Darche and Nokelainen.
Interesting points. We definitely have a bunch of holes but lots of players with upside so it's difficult to know where we'll land next year.
No top star? You're right. Hopefully Subban, Max or Price become that player but they aren't yet. And even if one (or more) does, another star at this draft would greatly help.
Overpaid? Yup, those guys are overpaid and some are useless. Doesn't really matter for next year though because we won't win anything anyway. Folks talk about getting rid of Gomez, I don't even know that we have to unless we're making way for younger players. Otherwise just suit him up.
Erik Cole. You just might be right. I didn't like that signing at all because of his age. I have to admit though, he's been GREAT for us. Despite it being a quick fix type move he's played really well and it's opened up management's eyes to the fact that we've needed this kind of player for YEARS. As good as he's been though, I think we should try to move him. His value will never be higher and at 34, he won't win anything with us.
Soft on the back end? No, you don't have to say more. We should start playing the kids next season if some are ready. Problem is that I don't think any are. No more patchwork short term fixes. If we can play some kids instead, get rid of Kaberle and Campioli. Be prepared to fall in the standings but no more quick fixes... please. We've supposedly got good defense prospects, if they're ready play them. Be patient with them and let them make their mistakes.
Farm team sucks? Beaulieau and Tinordi are out there. Probably not ready to make the leap yet unfortunately. Farm team could be better though...
Management sucks. Yes, it does. If we don't change it then nothing really matters because we probably won't be going anywhere.
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