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02-02-2013, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
That sounds about right, but if we do make the playoffs and the kids are growing, that also means that we would have found those center and goalie pieces internally also.

At this point, if Kadri and Reimer turn into those pieces, the organization might be better served than if everybody wet the bed once again, and we had to pin all of our hopes on an 18 year old kid to make things right again.

I'm all for building through the draft, but if those Lindholm, Barkov, Monahan, Drouin level prospects pan out at the pace of B Schenn, Colin Wilson, Hodgson, etc. we're going to be in a world of hurt until the 2020s...
Even Columbus made the playoffs 1 year and therefore any optimism they had the next year proved unfounded.

We may not make the playoffs next year with say McKinnon but we would all know that a bright future is just around the corner. Counting on Kadri, Frattin, Kostka, Reimer and Scrivens being the foundation of TO's future just doesn't do it for me.
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