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01-10-2013, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by vanwest View Post
True. But again, if the risk is that you lose out on a Tyler Boak type player then it's a low risk to wait. Best case, another team in the playoff hunt needs a goalie. Worst case you miss out on Bozak and trade him for nothing.
In a shortened season, there is no room for slow starts. You have Kesler out and require a 2nd line centre to start the season.

There were 21 points between Vancouver in 1st and the 9th place team, Calgary. Pro-rated over a partial season, that difference drops to 6 or so wins. With major improvements in the NW division from Minnesota and Edmonton, a slow start will kill your season.

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