2012 CBJ Offseason Part III (Proposals, Speculations, Blog Rumors, etc. go here)
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08-07-2012, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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You don't have to be the MOST talented team to win, but you actually have to have SOME talent. From the Kings I'd take Kopitar, Williams, Brown, Richards, Doughty and Quick over anybody we have here. And From Boston I'd take Chara, Lucic, Krejci and Thomas over anybody we have here. I'd also want Seguin since he has top line upside and fits the youth movement we're going with.
You can build from the ground up while acquiring potential top tier talent. How is it that in dealing Nash, our best player and the best player in the deal by far, the Rangers didn't even have to give up something that would hurt even a little bit? There should've been one top tier talent coming back, whether he pans out or not is another issue, but these guys with their absolute ceiling if they max out their talents as decent 2nd liners? Don't we already have enough of that? How do you trade a perennial 30 goal scorer, all-star forward and not get a top prospect or a very high pick out of it? That's insane.
I know everyone likes the guys who play their hearts out but I'd take a team of all Rick Nashs or, God forbid, all Jeff Carters over a team of all Derek Dorsetts. At least the talented teams have a good shot at winning night in and night out.
Not to nitpick but I'm gonna..... Erixon was considered, by more than a few, the NYR top prospect.
As for the bolded, having "all" of one type of player or thing isn't a winning formula for any scenario - business, sports, life, etc. I know you are exagerating but that's pretty extreme to compare all Nashs to all Dorsetts. Dubinsky and Anisimov are somewhere between the two and likely offer a balance of skill, defensive awareness and grit. Will it be enough? Don't know yet but I don't view them as the low end players you appear to.
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