Minnesota's Salary Cap (Non) Situation
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07-07-2012, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by
Dr Jan Itor
I don't know what you're so offended by. You said we didn't have any "blue-chip talents" in the system. I gave you a list of names that not only myself, but many in the hockey community, consider to be "blue-chip talents". I feel we are building a very solid team that will be a playoff contender for years to come. That is all. I apologize for our team not having the #1 and #3 overall picks in back-to-back years, but that isn't the only way to build a championship calibre team.
opinion that I/we are overvaluing what we have in the organization. It is many others' opinions that I/we are not.
I think you're relying on prospects who make good secondary players when surrounded by excellent players. Great players make secondary players overachieve. I think those top couple picks make an enormous difference for the rest of the team, and if not top picks then players who are elite and in their prime.
Good, and top shelf are two different things. Most people in the "hockey world" will agree on how long it takes a lot of that talent to hit it's prime too, by then, the picks who aren't top 3 won't have the benefit of Parise/Suter in their prime. That's why I think the team has a shot only if it goes completely Lemaire. When Heatley, a legitimate first liner, totals 34 even strengthers in 82 games with prime minutes, something needs to be worked on.
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