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01-07-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Lou View Post
The importance of this transaction is insane. Maybe it's just me but I feel like the return we get on Luongo pretty much dictates what direction this team takes in the next 3-4 years. If we get a limited return I doubt we are very competitive going forward ... I see a rebuild on the not too distant horizon. That being said, if we can score a couple higher-end young pieces in the deal we could feasibly re-tool on the fly (pending better drafting) and narrow our window for another run at a championship.

This season I'll honestly be happy if we make the playoffs.
I agree, and I'd add that it's important to acquire a 1st round pick as a part of the deal. With 2 first round picks, if an impact player is available we could potentially move up in the draft and acquire our next franchise forward. The Sedins may yet have PPG seasons left in them, but if so, they are few, and Kesler has a lot more miles on his body than a typical 28 year old. While I like our prospects, i really don't see a future #1C in the bunch.

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