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05-20-2012, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Reijo R View Post
Some points:

- A player like McI is sorely needed here; doubt he's going anywhere
- Can't see how they afford Parise and be able to re-sign all the kids
- Why would Schultz sign with a team with a stacked young D-corps?
- I'd be willing to deal Stepan, Erixon and a 1st for a big time forward

Not to pile on Stepan, he's a wonderful kid, but he's not physically able to succeed in playoff hockey; the kid is too weak and too slow. For all the guff Gaborik has gotten over the playoffs, where's the criticism of Stepan? Can't win a battle on the boards, can't win a faceoff, can't skate....can't do anything, really.
It's only because he's not a board battler, or good on faceoffs, and his skating isn't powerful. He needs open ice to succeed. Not sure what the final answer is.

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