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01-18-2013, 11:32 AM
It's Miller time!
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I think our window is still open. And we're starting to see the "next generation" fill in the gaps, with guys like Kassian, Schroeder, Tanev and Schneider becoming bigger parts of the team. That should extend the window even more.

For all the doom and gloom, imo we're in a good spot as an organization both short and longer term. I know people love to compare our prospects to the teams drafting early in round 1 and say how crappy our stable is, but this has been going on for a decade now and we have a ton of home-grown talent on our roster.

Whether it's our elite guys like the Sedins and Kesler who had just "third line upside", or unheralded dmen like Bieksa and Edler who came out of nowhere, or valuable depth guys like Hansen and Raymond, our prospects have consistently exceeded expectations for the last while. No reason to think we'll go back to the Pat Quinn era of never having prospects graduate to become contributing members of the big squad.

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