What snipers should we seek BESIDES Parise?
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03-16-2012, 09:18 PM
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I don't think they lack skill, they lack skill that finishes. Anisimov and Dubinsky have plenty of skill and lack plenty of finish.
And if you add Whitney and play him with Richards and Gaborik, you still have the same problem — one line of production.
Outside of Richards, Gaborik, and Stepan, I don't see a guy on the roster with amazing skill. Hagelin uses his speed to gain an advantage on players. Cally scores more dirty goals, but he's showing his skill more and more. Anisimov and Dubi show flashes, but it's not consistent enough IMO. Whitney provides a consistent force in the top 6. He's turned Radmin Vrbata into a 30 goal guy, and I think Vrbata is a good player, but not a 30 goal guy. He's a better option than Doan as well. Outside of Parise, he'd be the next player I want to sign in free agency based on the team we have and the players we have improving and/or coming up from the minor levels. Putting Whitney with Gabby and Richards is an option. I'd like him on another line balancing the lines out instead of having on amazingly talented line and 3 other lines.
Also, I'd take Whitney over players like Nash and Ryan for the simple fact they require sending assets we have to get them. I'd take Ryan over Nash, but I'd take Whitney over them both as we keep our young players, expand our depth, and give up nothing except cap space to get him onto the roster. Keep our youth, plug pieces in through free agency, trade when it is the proper time, which I don't think it is time to yet. we've just started building. Let's get more depth in this draft and then I'd be willing to move assets to pick up another elite talent if needed.
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