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02-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by Booyakasha View Post
also, buying talent to fill holes..Det. had a 4th line that consisted of Hull, and Robitaille,...kind of hard for any rookie to crack that line up, ready or not, it had nothing to do with "proper" player development. they didn't "rush" prospects because they were one of the big spending teams, like COL, and NYR that used money to fill holes pre-salary cap era.
, there was that too. I understand that, but Lidstrom was still constant. I mean even teams that spent had to "rush" guys, Colorado with Skoula(sp), New York with Dan Blackburn(I still feel for this guy), etc.

I think we saw it, again not to Hi-jack the thread, because I think that Klefbom as it stands Right Now is a better option at #6 or 7 next over Peckham or Potter, however, we saw it with one year of Chris ****ing Pronger, the effect of a guy at that level on a team, so imagine having a guy slightly better for 20 years WITHOUT losing him to any serious injury? It's something you can't "model" unless you find one.

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