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07-25-2012, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
not trying to start crap on your board but thats a pretty uninformed view of the Preds.

its kind of amusing how many fans that dont really follow us act like we are some lottery team who went out and spent huge money on one player but dont have a supporting cast

We were considered a legitimate cup contender last year(most everyone expected us to beat phoenix, but you know how that kind of thing goes).

The only significant loss has been Suter(unless you think losing Jordin tootoo is a crippling blow), and without being too arrogant, we churn out solid defensemen in bunches, so even if we dont sign or trade for another D-man, we arent that much worse if all that happens is everyone else moves up a slot.

plus we have a lot of young wingers who should play better than they did last year, and neither Legwand nor Erat really had great seasons, so I dont think we will be in too much trouble even if we dont add anyone else this summer or next.. and in a couple of years, the financial hit of Webers deal wont be nearly as burdensome, so as long as we dont go belly-up in a year or two(wont happen) we will be fine...
We shall see. Suter was a key guy, someone will have to step up. Legwand and co. will have to have good seasons if you're going to be contenders.

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