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09-10-2012, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by NWShark View Post
You're seriously using that list of players as the reason we're worse? The only players I want back from that list are Moore and winchester and both are still possible. Stuart and Burish means we don't need any of those D and Winnik. Mitchell is a throw away who will be more than replaced by 82 games of Wingels. A healthy Havlat and Zeus and this team is easily better than last years. TJ regaining his confidence will be a big boost too. First player we've had in the Ott mold in a long time.

As I said, this place is silly.
But they are not back yet, and however you like to discount it losing Moore, Winnick, Winchester, Mitchell is a significant loss. Stuart helps a lot, Burish is a 4th liner, big deal.

Yes Havlat being healthy helps, but that's a presumption that he will be healthy (all season). Wingels, Galiardi, Zeus having better seasons is nowhere near guaranteed. We'll be lucky if one of those guys has a great season.

I'm simply saying, on paper, right now, this team is worse (slightly). I still doubt we go into the season with this roster, but if we do, discounting intangibles which are unpredictable (coaching for one) the roster is weaker, and thinner.

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