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02-14-2013, 12:47 PM
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Anyway you look at it...we were going to have to deal with a transition year b/c of all of our youth and the loss of Pronger. Holmgren tried to shorten the timeframe for transition by trying to land Weber, Suter or Parise but was unsuccessful. In the meantime, he had to patch up holes with Gervais, Foster, Knuble and yes..Feds. Problem is that he didn't really fill the holes well or what would make the most impact. It would have been nice to grab a 4th line faceoff guy. We still need a backup goalie and luckily Bryz has been good and not injured otherwise we would definitely be a lottery team! I think Holmgren going with Leighton and Boosh as backups is almost criminally negligent and so far his game of high stakes poker in that regard is still playing out for him. The other need is obviously a skilled winger to pot some goals which he kicked the tires with Ryan apparently and even Nash but everybody prolly wanted Couts or Schenn or both. The final HUGE need is a puck moving D man with offensive impact on the PP like Pronger and who can also play 20+ mins. Good luck filling that can take up to a decade to finally get an impact franchise D man like that...

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