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01-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Vitale played 4 seasons at NU and needed two seasons in the A, IMHO. MY thing is, I am positive DB exposes him to waivers instead of Adams if Crosby isn't hurt. That would of been a big mistake, obviously.
I'm kind of arguing agt. myself because I've called out this org ability to scout, draft and develop fwd prospects. I just finally realized even before the draft, that Shero is always going to place a heavy emphasis on the blueline. I made peace with it.
Why I'm ok with him taking DP:
- DP is a hell of a talent
- with the Staal trade there is now more cap room to land a legit top six winger
- the blueline prospects could make guys like Orpik and Nisky expendable in a trade for a winger
- I still believe in Tangradi and think BB could help by next season
- the pipe is also so full of blueline prospects, that Shero has to take a fwd prospect in a strong draft this Summer
Of course point four is your biggest worry, but as I said, I just think DB learned his lesson about the value of young players. If getting your ass handed to you by a roster full of rookies doesn't wake you up, nothing will.
Maybe I'm being stupid, but I'm trying to be positive and give DB one last chance.
I'm right there with ya. I really, really like DB and how he treats players and the community. HOWEVER, there has to be an infusion from time to time. Young players will work hard and play above their limits around vets ... and vice versa, vets step their game up when they know they could lose their job. There is no one to play with Bennett on WBS ... so give him to Sid and let the magic happen. I hope Sid goes to DB and says ... "are you getting me a legit winger this year to go with Kuni and me? No?!? Bennett makes this team now."
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