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02-06-2013, 10:00 PM
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You have to go back to the summer Smyth elected not to re-sign and they lost several other players to UFA. Remember the entire NHL roster had like 10 players before they signed Jon Sim on like July 5th. From that time forward it's been a from-scratch rebuild for the most part.

I agree at some point you have to expect results, but you can reasonably say there has not been a whole lot of time for newly drafted players to mature sufficiently, or to build enough depth, for them to be able to trade some away.

However, I think the roster is about at the point where they can start making some deals from depth to acquire higher quality: either players in their prime or young studs. The question will be, is Wang willing to pay the necessary $$$ before Brooklyn?

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