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08-08-2012, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
The real way to look at it would be this:

In:
Nash
Pyatt
Kreider
Asham
Halpern

Out:
Dubinsky
Anisimov
Fedotenko
Prust
Mitchell

I would say they have improved, although I do think the PK will take a hit this year UNLESS Nash is used on the PK and can excel like he did under Hitchcock. They lost 4 above average to good PKers.
Hopefully guys like Halpern and Asham are used as depth players and we add another player onto our roster (or two - if Miller hopefully shows the big strides he might be expected to make) thereby replacing Christensen (#14) and Avery/Wolski/Scotts vacant positions from last year instead.
Be it now before training camp (whenever it starts), after the CBA is settled and some unexpected players might become available or at the deadline. Main thing is that we need depth implemented into the lineup to be able go all the way. But a 4 year signing of Shane Doan for $7,5 M is not by a long shot the only answer to getting this formula right.... As to Boyle, it would be preferable to use him and miller (if Miller is ready) alternating as 4C/3C centers throughout the year and Halpern as a fillini. If we can make our roster that deep...

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