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01-30-2013, 02:13 PM
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Lampshade85
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Originally Posted by JonathanHuberdoh View Post
This team lacks offense. A TON of it. Even last year we struggled to score 3 goals a game, does no one remember this?

This team is a joke if they think they can solve offensive woes that have lasted here for over a decade through just the draft. We need to make trades and acquire players that are proven NHL scorers.

Right now, you bring a kid in and he will learn NOTHING because there is no one on this team that can score over 60 points in a season. There's no one to learn from in terms of offensive game.

For so long I've been starved for offence on this team. Every single year I beg and I plead, please get us some goal scorers. Get us a TRUE SNIPER. But the every year it's the same old crap. We struggle to score because we ice a roster of 90% grinders.

Drafting Mackinnon does almost nothing for this team because he won't be an impact player with us if he comes to the NHL and has to play with the ELITE TALENT of Shawn Matthias and Jack Skille.

EDIT-And for the inevitable folks who reply and say "and how do you expect to make those trades". Well I expect to make them with our prospects/roster players. We have built this mass of good prospects. What good teams do is trade some of those prospects. They're chips that can be used to acquire proven NHL talent. Look at what the Blue Jays did in baseball this off-season. Built up a ton of prospects and traded a few for proven talent. I know we won't emulate the Jays it's just an example.

We need to trade some prospects, that's the bottom line. If we continuously wait for guys to develop, we will never be a great team.
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Originally Posted by Mogo View Post
I agree. We have to bring real proven player thrue trades/signing them or else we'll just keep running our prospects into the ground. No wonder team's like Philly and Detroit produce good prospects year after year. Because they don't rush them and they have real players for them to play alongside while here in Florida anyone with top 6 talent is paired with guys that would play 3rd line duties on most teams.-
Tell me...who did players like Sydney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Alex Ovechkin have for mentors when they were developing? Were there top end players like what you're suggesting we need? As I recall those teams were bottom feeders at the time with no significant big name player. I think the types of players that Tallon has gone out and signed are good quality players (minus these past couple of games), they just don't have the skills to score on a consistent basis like Huberdeau. As long as those top end prospects are surrounded by players with good character, and good leadership, I don't see how said prospects/potential prospects can be run into the ground.

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