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12-15-2012, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob E View Post

Anyway, i guess what i'm saying is...

1) if Scheifele can grow into a very good 1st or 2nd line center in next 2 yrs,
2) if Trouba develops into a solid #3 shut-down dman in next 2 yrs,
3) we can grab an elite forward in the 1st rd of 2013 draft (may be a top 5 or 10),
4) we can grab a shut-down dman in the 2nd rd of 2013 draft,
5) we select a goalie of the future in the 2nd rd of the 2013 draft,

... then our 're-build' looks pretty good. We also have Buff to use as trade bait to get a player we lack once Trouba arrives, say a solid two-way player for our 1st or 2nd line ... or 2nd pairing dman, that might speed up this process a bit.
That fruit won't come to bear until 16-17, 17-18 at the earliest. Bogosian's played 4 NHL/pro seasons, and he's just starting to show "shut-down" ability. I don't think it is fair to Trouba or the organization as a whole to expect him to develop that quickly.

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