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10-09-2012, 12:08 PM
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LeafOfBread
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For the time being it's Ottawa, but 10 years is such a ridiculous time frame, anything can happen over that period.

Could anyone in 2002 actually say that they saw the Blackhawks or Penguins becoming some of the best teams in the league and winning the Stanley Cup within 10 years? Or that Nashville would become a perennial playoff team?

Things change quite drastically in this league.

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Originally Posted by Samsquanch
Grabovski is 28, and Lupul is 29. Neither of them are expected to grow as players and get any better at this point. Not saying they'll start declining now, but a rise in production would be pretty surprising.

Turris is 23 and Michalek is 27. Turris wil almost certainly get better, and many belive that Michalek has it in him as well, being hampered by injuries and playing very well when he was finally able to overcome said injuries last year. And of course playing with Spezza helps, luckily for my argument we're comparing teams not individual players, so I easily choose a younger Michalek that gets to play with Spezza and, Turris who looks poised to breakout in a big way.
Oh man Michalek was born in the same year as Grabovski and is only a year younger than Lupul. Lupul also had a better season and outscored Michalek in less games.

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