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01-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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All of our best players are under 30, why do we need to go with a youth rebuild?
The real question is: Are the current top players worth building around? No
Kessel - complementary first liner.
Phaneuf - should be a #3 playing 21-22min/night.
Lupul - Excellent #2
JVR - Solid #2
Grabovski - Solid #2 or perfect #3 on a team with elite (or similar) #1 and #2 centers
Kadri - #2
Gardiner - Offensively a #2, defensively (at the moment) a #4.
The rest aren't worth mentioning. Once Kessel, Phaneuf and Lupul approach free agency trade them for younger pieces instead of draft picks. The difference now is Nonis isn't starting from scratch. Solid scouting is in place, patient GM and the development system is excellent.
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