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12-17-2012, 11:35 PM
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Lets use the time frame of 3-4 yrs. If the window is indeed closing and they don't get it done, (it doesn't look like their getting closer), these two approaches would lead to two different teams. One being mediocre and one contending for a while.
1. The Sharks are only a season removed from 2 WCF appearances. The majority of the blame for the 1st round exit last season is on the coaches, not the players.
2. I already elaborated how the Sharks won't be a mediocre team in a few years. Thornton and Marleau will be 2nd liners at worst. Pavelski will be in his prime. Couture won't even be in his prime yet. Their d-core will be more than solid.
3. You haven't proven anything. Like I said initially, you're speaking hypotheticals without giving any specifics. Who are they trading Thornton and Marleau for that will make them "contending for a while".
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