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04-11-2012, 12:45 AM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
As the title says, if the new GM came here and sold all the vets, stocked up on picks will keeping the young players in Price, Subban, Pacioretty and likely others in Eller, Emelin, White, etc... would you be upset if it required an extra year or two of building?

Basically:

Markov
Bourque
Gionta
Gomez
Kaberle
Cole
Plekanec
etc...

Can be traded for younger pieces/picks and the GM may go for a new philosophy.

In what situation would a GM move many vets? Think of a GM coming in who prefers a bigger, stronger physical team and doesn't see gionta, kaberle, etc.. as solutions and decides to revamp the roster and acquire new players to fit his mold.

Would you be against it? Assuming he was a shrewd negotiator and got the most out of the assets?
I wouldn't be opposed to a tank, but I wouldn't say we need to move all our vets. As tempting as it may be to move the better ones, as they would obviously bring the better returns, we'd still need to surround the young prospects with good veteran presence.
Look at how Cole rubbed off on MaxPac. The kid has been learning and trying to play like him all year.
It's too bad Markov was injured all this time. Having him here to mentor PK's offensive game would have been ideal. Hopefully he stays healthy and PK can pick up some things.
Eller can learn quite a bit from Plekanec. He already has imo. His two way game has improved quite a lot since he first joined. Watching a guy like Plek be so efficient at it must help.

So, not sure who we'd move or not, or maybe make other signings, not sure. At the end of the day though, you need good veterans for the kids.

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