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11-16-2012, 04:37 PM
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- Yes he has Kessel, Phaneuf, Gardiner all solid players. Lupul is 30 with no gurantee he is coming back again, Rielly while he has a lot of potential lets face it he is several years away from making any type of impact. Even WITH these players they are still a lottery team, now lets play the devils advocate here lets say Burke has iced more skilled team, funny thing is we are a lottery team now what does that tell you about the guy who is responsible for bringing in these players?
Lupul just turned 29 (NOT 30), and there is no reason to believe that he won't be back.
Rielly will most likely be ready to make the team next year, assuming he gets a full junior year under his belt, and he is the type of player that can make an immediate impact.
As for being a lottery team, it tells me that all the right pieces aren't in place or experienced enough yet. That is all. It is the impatient and small-picture people who see that fact as an automatic failure where all players involved are bad and responsible.
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