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02-08-2013, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cgf View Post
This team isn't ready to push for the cup. They don't have a coach good enough to take a team that far, and the best players are still mostly too young to drag a team there. That's why right now the thing to get to a cup faster is to give them some proven NHLers to play with while they grow, and keep your options open to plug the remaining holes on this roster.

That's what Sherm's done, he's gone out and acquired 1 top pairing dman already, a franchise goalie, and found wingers for our 3 centers. Now injuries and booziness have wiped out that winger depth, but Sherm is still adding cornerpieces to a championship team, and trying to surround them with solid NHLers that they can continue growing alongside. The defense is terrible, and not finding a suitable partner for EJ has been his biggest shortcoming so far, but he's trying to do this without handicapping this team when Landy, Dutchy, Varly, EJ and ROR come into their primes, so I'm okay with him not pulling a calgary and signing Widemen.

The only real problem I have with the team is the coach. Otherwise I absolutely think this is a team putting together the pieces to win some cups.
Great post. Landy, Dutchy, ROR, Varly, EJ and even pieces like Downie, Mcgin, and Parenteau are good pieces even for competitive teams.

The most important thing for this team atm in my oppinion is to deal with ROR. I could see a competitve team running with Dutchy and ROR down the middle. That would be great center depth. This team desperately needs a top pairing and middle pairing defenceman though.

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