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07-01-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ampersand View Post
I don't understand how Joe & Co. can preach this youth movement, and then sign really old players.
Because if you want a youth movement ... this is the very best way to make it happen. Most of those guys aren't ready for the NHL or at the very least could use a full season in the AHL.

Therefore ... you can sign no one because every 20 something guy with any talent is signing long term (preventing a youth movement) or you can sign the geriatric (35+) who still can play which makes you competitive and they take very short deals (allowing for a youth movement to begin very soon).

Rushing young players isn't a youth movement ... it's a bonehead move.

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