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02-22-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
you need both, period.

lots of teams in recent years have had 2 or more "superstar" players and yet failed to make the playoffs & lot's of teams with quality depth but no elite talent have faired as bad.

We have a pretty good core in place right now to have the right mix in 2-3 seasons, just have to make sure we manage the assets & cap situation we have well.

Subban, Markov
Galch, MaxPac, Plekanec

There's enough talent right there to build a winner around imo. Imagine taking the 14M$ in Cole/Kablere/Gionta, and spending it instead on 2-3 more quality players (imagine a 2013 UFA summer of Perry/Semin/Smid*)

Bourque - Pleks - Semin
MaxPac - DD/Galch - Perry
Prust - Eller - Gally
Moen - White - Leblanc/Dumont

Markov - Gorges
Smid - Subban
Emelin - Diaz


That's a solid contending team as soon as next year, and for years to come with Galch/Gally/Kristo/Colberg/Leblanc/Tinordi/Beaulieu/Ellis/Dietz/Bennet/2013 picks providing a solid pipeline of solid/cheap depth to filter in year after year.

*i bet those 3 go for ~16M$ this summer, ~6.5/6.5/4... think back to the Gomez/Cammy/Gionta (~18M$ + Higgins/McDo) before saying it's "impossible".
Find a team in the last 50 years that won a cup by building from the Free agent market.

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