All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 2.0
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02-10-2013, 12:31 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Like I said at the time, wouldn't last. We were playing primarily home games, against primarily weak teams. This was never a genuine 5th place team. We're missing:
- a Dman with size, like the Komisarek of old;
- a heavyweight enforcer;
- a good player who can fight, like the Sourray of old;
- A better penalty kill (didn't expect this);
- Goal scoring ability, in particular, someone with size who can drive to the net and score.
Our two best offensive prospects not in the NHL are Danny Kristo and Sebastien Collberg, both 5'11". Leblanc is 6'0". The forward star this year in Hamilton is Gabriel Dumont, potential 6'0" 4th line center.
That's why over the years I've suggested we go after prospects (at least they were prospects at the time) like Bobby Ryan and JVRD. We need big talented forwards and we've needed that forever. But we haven't been willing to pay the price.
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