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07-03-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Damaged Goods View Post
By the end of the year, they scored 11 goals in 5 games vs the Devils...
Which has little to do with anything I wrote, or do you think we're going to see no increase in production from Couturier, Schenn, or Voracek? (Not to mention a big part of that was Jagr being unable to do much of anything at that point in the season.)

If so, do we solve that by giving a 100 million dollar contract to a guy who, while a great player, deserves nothing close to that? Do we trade a guy like Voracek, who I'm personally very high on, for a guy who may only be limited upgrade in the end and throw in a great value contract in Read to boot? Do we bring back Jagr and pray he doesn't wear down like he did this year?

Frankly, I'm not thinking about things in terms of next season. I'm thinking of the season after that, and the one after that, and so on. If Holmgren plays this right we could be in excellent shape for the next five years. If he panics and makes bad moves in a misguided attempt to keep pace in a futile arms race, then maybe the next five years won't be so hot.

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