Thread: Proposal: Oilers Ducks Sharks
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12-05-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
But at the same time, you put too much faith into prospects. Beauchemin's 32, and not the type of player who will be playing at a high level into his late thirties. So basically you're assuming that all of Lindholm, Sbisa, and Vatanen will be quality top-4 defensemen, and that one of them will be a capable top-pairing defenseman. Yes, they're all great prospects. But they're just that. Chances. Futures. Potential.
Okay, rein it in a bit. Petry hasn't established that this what to expect from him every year. If you're going to categorize Sbisa as a potential fluke, then Petry gets painted with that, too.

I like how our team isn't going to be around forever, but we also shouldn't rely on prospects. Yeah, all those high quality 26 year-olds are there every time the window opens, right? Teams are practically giving talent like that away.

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