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01-25-2013, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by CapitalsCupFantasy View Post
Might be a blessing...worst start in 20 years. Some of us called for a core shakeup years ago. It's a shame McPhee doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to make a bigtime hockey trade. I'd be kicking the tires on Burke if I was Ted...guy admittedly scares me a bit though (Burke).
The team has lacked vision and identity for a while. Without a vision, an idea of how we get from where we are to the Cup, an idea of the missing pieces, there's no way to acquire them and no way to know who to get rid of.

They finally got rid of one of the "core" but as I mentioned last year...if your vision is a defensively responsible possession team, and that's your logic for dumping Semin...well there's another Russian you need to dump with him.

Otherwise, you need a vision that includes both of them, because if you're playing a style that suits 8, you're playing a style that makes Semin one of the most dangerous players in the league.

You (not personally, the team) also fired the best coach for that system.

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