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06-24-2012, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
Kessel and Lupul have been far better than Carter/Williams last season.

I also don't think you need a high end no1 dman....NYR/NJ had good dmen but not a Chara or Pietrangelo type who's so good at both ends. Doughty was average at best during the season, stepped it up in the playoffs but it's not like their PP was amazing outside of the infamous penalty.

They do need improvements in the top four but if Reilly or Percy and another dman develop well then they're in great shape their.

For the elite goalie, they're a rebuilding team so they can afford another season or half season of trying on Reimer and seeing if he bounces back.
Really? Take a look back at previous winners....DD/Chara/Keith/Lidstrom/Pronger+Neids....outside of having Malkin/Crosby you need a #1 Defender.

Lets look at centers.....Kopi/Toews/Crosby/Dats/Gets/Staal....you need a #1 center....

Only thing that is debatable, is the franchise goalie, but the last 2 years are reversing a trend of it not being that important...so time will tell.

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