What Does This Team Have To Do To Return To Greatness?
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02-07-2013, 01:27 AM
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I really think the missing players thing is a bunch of BS. Sure they would be better if Lando, and O'Reilly, but look at what they have on their top lines. Duchene, Stastny, Jones, McGinn, PAP. Those are pretty good players, and Mitchell has been a pleasant surprise also. Their D is basically healthy as well too outside of Wilson, and Varly except against Anaheim has been amazing.
This team has a lot of problems, and I don't think it's as simple as one thing or another, including injuries.
I don't. I think it basically sums up what the team is made of.
Landeskog, ROR, and Downie were the players holding the team up.
Players that are producing right now like Duchene, PAP, and to an extent McGinn are showing that they should be part of the teams building blocks.
Jones and Stastny need to go. They'll compliment the team when we're playing well and have momentum in our favor, but the moment the team struggles they're all invisible. Imo, they've played their way out of the team.
Everyone knows our defense is atrocious, no need to go there. Barrie + Elliot could be contributors in the future, but honestly leave both in the AHL for now. This season is going to be a write off, and scratching them/putting them with pylons isn't going to help their development.
This is what I personally would like to see happen.
1. Resign RoR
2. Trade Hunwick/SOB/ROB/Zanon for anything. Let Gaunce try to take the step in the NHL and see how he does. If he fails no harm, and if he plays we know he's a keeper.
3. Shop Stastny before/during the trade deadline. If we can get a top 4 d-man with potential, pull the trigger. Depending on who, this will allow us to draft a forward like McKinnon who would be able to help earlier then Jones. If not, keep him for now and draft Jones.
4. Fire Sacco (Obviously). I'd rather watch the players coach themselves.
5. Give Sgarbossa time in the top 6. So far he's played well enough to deserve it.
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