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02-10-2013, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
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.
Originally Posted by Pine View Post
Pretty sure Sheldon Souray could have yielded Bobby Ryan (or another king's ransom) at the time. We missed the playoffs and Souray left for Edmonton, leaving us with nothing to show for.
And what exactly was the price for grabbing Bobby Ryan? It certainly wasn't a couple months of Souray. Burke was a huge Ryan fan and there was likely nothing we could've offered to get him. It's easy to say we should go after guys like Ryan and JVR but this isn't he 80s or 90s where veterans are more valued then top picks.

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