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01-31-2013, 03:35 AM
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Brad Tolliver
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Originally Posted by Langway View Post
*Cough*

Looking at next year's cap is pretty ugly. As it stands unless they use a compliance buyout or two I don't see much room for upgrades outside of maybe a top 4 LD. Ovechkin & Backstrom not being elite is a huge issue but so too are the contracts to Laich & Brouwer. Lack of chemistry is a killer and a hallmark of McPhee's teams.

Adding Forsberg could perhaps alleviate some of the concerns up front but McPhee has locked up a lot of mediocrity. Their cap management, roster construction and pro scouting leaves a lot to be desired.
It's OK, getting rid of Beagle, Ward, and Chimera will fix all that.

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