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10-29-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sore Loser View Post
Why would we sell off our future for Bobby Ryan? We finally have a good thing going with some youth movement and some stockpiled draft picks ... why do we want to blow it up for one player?

I'll ask: What last place team in the last 10 years made a single trade that immediately made them a Cup contender? Teams are built by the draft now, you draft talent, bring in youth, let them develop, and build from the ground up. This player isn't an overnight fix.
I think it's common to overstate the actual impact of a star player. If Columbus added Steven Stamkos tomorrow, it wouldn't be simply grafting 50 or 60 goals into the lineup because it doesn't take team depth into consideration. Going from "average" to "All-Star" at a given position doesn't equate to an additional 10 wins.

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