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10-13-1. "A bunch of donkeys on skates"
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02-06-2013, 01:50 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Old Town
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All that is, is tinkering....selling off a few marginal players who are on short term deals doesn't change the complexion of the team any more than the last 4 years of offseason tinkering/retooling. They need a MAJOR CORE trade to bring IN good players/teammates.
Understand this, they're NOT going to tank on purpose. The last major selloff when Bondra and others left won't be happening again. This is a team with a full house of season ticketholders. A tank and selloff on a large scale will completely torpedo that full building.
If they're floundering badly at the deadline then yes, I think guys like Ribeiro may very well be moved for picks and prospects (assuming they don't want to extend him and/or Ribs has indicated he's interested in testing the market).
If next year there's 3-4 new players in each of the top 6 and bottom 6, that's tinkering?
I'd go with 6-8 new forwards and 2-3 new defensemen, plus a vet goalie. That's a 9-12 player turnover, which is half the roster.
That's not tinkering.
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