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01-23-2013, 03:48 PM
P U L L H A R D
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by
disagree on some points, agree on others
I wish smith had had some time with Lidstrom. It is sad he did not.
Nyquist last year could have been on the team (agree), but not 2 years ago or 3 years ago (not your statement, but others here).
I do not like how many forwards we have signed recently (agree).
but 2 years ago (before we signed Sammy/Bert extension) I think Bert/Cleary were producing well.
My point is last season a few mistakes by holland, this season more mistakes. I am just saying 2 years ago and 3 years ago is going too far. I agree with all your points for last season and especially this season on sammy/bert extension. they should be on the 3rd line at best, and then trade off the extras. Either way too many forwards, too old, not enough youth to really drive the passion on the team. Just saying our teams problems are not 3 years old and counting more like 1 season old.
So i basically agree with all your points, but some other posters here suggest we have been garbage for much longer, and they are wrong.
Yeah totally agree. To not push again in '09-'10 would've been foolish as we had been good enough to go the distance the prior two years. But wasn't that the season we were out of the playoffs in early/ mid February and then turned it on to finish in 4th or 5th in the West? And then had to take the Coyotes to 7 and then got mopped by the Sharks?
Looking back, that was probably the closest thing to a "turning point", but it was more like Lidstrom's time was up as the best in the league and he was more of just one of the best, but had obviously lost a little bit of his spark. So easy to say all of this in hindsight of course. I agree that to not have kept going then would've been a missed opportunity, but now it seems like it all happened so fast. It seems like 18 months ago or so is when the kids should've really jumped on board. We can only hope that Holland and company realize this ASAP.
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