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04-28-2012, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Hal Gill was in full pylon mode on a couple plays last night. Given that he's even slower than he was when he was here, it's hard to understand why anyone would entertain him as a "solution" to our D. So many players out there to trade for or get in FA who are better than he is for the immediate and long-term... people need to shelve their emotions when looking at the Cup teams. Gill isn't as good as people suggest, Talbot isn't as good as people suggest, and while Jagr is still a decent player, he also is not as good as people suggest.
Get out of the past. Think a little more broadly and think younger than that. The team needs to find guys that will stick around for a few years and make us a perennial contender without getting reamed on contract value (see also: Martin experiment). We're not looking for desperation stop-gaps or overpayments of gritty fan-favorites. Which is why I won't blink an eye if we trade Kennedy because not only is he not going to be worth whatever raise he gets next, he's not worth what he gets now.
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