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01-21-2013, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by WestIslander View Post
Before I write my thoughts and views, this is no, way, shape or form my view on the loss or me giving up on the season already, it's my opinion on what I think is best for the future of this team:

With a 48 game season and the new rule in this CBA which states that any team that DOES NOT make the playoffs can win the lottery for 1st overall, I really think that we need to sit back and re-build before thinking of being bounced in the first or second round of the playoffs.

The 7 player profile to build a stanley cup winning team is an idea Pierre McGuire always throws around, I admit that I believe in it and think it works, here it is:

1) Franchise goaltender - Carey Price
2) Elite puck moving defenseman - PK Subban and Nathan Beaulieu
3) Big stopping defensemen - Jarred Tinordi
4) Two elite centers - Alex Galchenyuk and ?????
5) Power forward - Max Pacioretty
6) Specialist - Tomas Plekanec
7) Elite defensive defenseman - ?????

Now, I think we are two major pieces away from being a contender, with Price, Pacioretty, Subban, Galchenyuk, Beaulieu, Tinordi and even Collberg waiting we need to draft either SETH JONES, NATHAN MACKINNON OR SASHA BARKOV in 2013!!!

I think the best thing for us is to continue to re-build!
First, the specialist pricetag is too high, so there needs to be somebody else in Plekanec's place. Unless he accepts a salary drop at the end of his current contract. Besides, trading Plekanec would be the best way, if not the only way, to properly continue a rebuild.

Second, don't even think this team doesn't draft Drouin if MacKinnon and Jones are gone.

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