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11-09-2012, 02:30 PM
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The teams biggest issue is getting the AHL players off of the NHL team. AHL players bring the whole team down, making everyone around them worse. Where did this team ice the most AHL talent last year and will again this year? The blueline.

As much as a two-way, tough as nails, big, skilled centre will help us win a cup, we are not challenging for a Stanley Cup this year, and never will come close with AHL players on the blueline.

I'm not sold on Dubnyk yet, but I'm not willing to say he isn't the answer in net either. He could go either way. The last few cups have been won with elite goaltending, but prior to that, sometimes just okay goaltending was good enough. Goalies can get hot and cold during a season, in the playoffs, and from year to year.

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