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02-05-2013, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by JoemAvs View Post
I don't get why everyone is screaming for the quick fix.
We are not getting Yandle for ROR. If we are desperate, we will get fleeced. Rather wait it out. This team is at best a borderline playoff team. An 8th seed if everything goes right.

With our injuries and the ROR situation, we obviously won't make the playoffs. Given the fact that there are only 39? games left, it is time to think about our draft pick.
Team has way too many holes (esp. behind the bench aka coaching) and we need at least 1 but probably 2 very strong drafts to set us up for the future.

So no quick fixes!
Put 2 or 3 or even 4 of Zanon, OByrne, OBrian, Hunwick, Hejda, maybe even Wilson on the block and take whatever you can get for them.

We are not going anywhere. Might as well play Barrie. Hate watching him sit in the pressbox. I rather see him make mistakes than those "vets" screwing up the same way.
No one is screaming for the quick fix, rather some easy, inexpensive moves that would at least make this team marginally better. We're not asking for a Cup Contender--the Avs are clearly not that. Hell, they're clearly not a playoff team. But management could at the very least give us a team that's remotely watchable. It's unreal how quickly this team went from a high-scoring, fun brand of hockey to this slow, sloppy, clumsy style. Even by "Dead Puck Era" standards, this squad is completely unwatchable.

Oh, and they could actually engage O'Reilly's camp in talks instead of turning their noses up at a player who would have an immediate impact the moment he hit the ice.

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