Thread: Proposal: All Things Jordan Staal
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04-26-2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by static80 View Post
I disagree with you strongly.

You put Staal right back in the same position as he was in Pittsburg, and if not him, then Hodgeson. Either way, that is the exact opposite of building a class organization.

You cannot seriously believe either Hodgeson, or Staal, would be happy playing on a diminished talent line in the "1c" as you call it (although it's still the 3rd line, no matter what how you try and spin it), role and be happy coming to Buffalo, do you?

If that is the case,

The reality is both Hodgson and Staal want line 1 or 2 role's, not a 1c role, where they've already played.
I strongly disagree that building a "class organization" necessitates you play guys as much as they would like to be played in their wet dreams. Class has a lot to do with how you treat players, but refusing to acquire depth at any position so that you can play your marginal stars as much as they want to play has nothing to do with it, and it's anathema to winning, which is a hell of a lot more important to players.

Pittsburgh and Vancouver are both class organizations. They just happened to have an abundance of talent up the middle, and Buffalo would do well to emulate.

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