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01-25-2013, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducksgo View Post
What we ALL really should be discussing here is what we will do to move forward if Perry leaves and Getz? Will it be a domino effect and Selanne will retire cause we're in rebuild mode? Will Koivu hang em up as well?

That's my biggest concern right now is the domino effect
We can't really discuss that, though, because there's just too many variables. No question, losing Perry hurts anyone's chances to remain competetive. But whether it would automatically trigger more of a rebuild / a transitioning season is up to many questions. How good will the team be this year still with Perry? What would the return for him look like? Which pieces could be expected to bring certain levels of impact? What are we going to do ourselves at the deadline? I'd expect us to do more of a re-tool than purely selling, apart from a Perry trade. What happens in free agency? All these things will shape the outlook for next season, and thereby impact the decisions for Selanne and Koivu. I don't think seeing Perry walk would be the end all, be all for them.

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