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09-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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Brouwer is order of magnitudes more physical than Miller and has played with skilled linemates. Crabb would be a better equivalent for Miller. Can Brouwer thrive under Oates is the question and I'd rather have waited to see how that fit worked out, particularly if they really do plan on Forsberg being ready in a year. If Brouwer isn't a reliable top six guy then they could potentially have a lot of cash between him, Laich & Ward that could go to higher skilled forwards or better D.

Getting Alzner & Carlson locked up long-term should be the top priority but it is what it is. GMGM tends to get the small stuff done first...and sometimes that's all that gets done. That's a problematic way to operate when there's at least a decent chance of cap crunches necessitating GMs being more selective.

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