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02-23-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Badger Mayhew View Post
Lol, guys like Steckel and Connolly do not count as "centre depth"

What we should be concerned about is our lack of Top 6-upside centre prospects moving forward. Colborne is still questionable, and that leaves who? Greg Mckegg?

There's no piece on the Hurricanes roster that they'll give up to help us make the playoffs. What does our roster even need to "make the playoffs" that we don't already have?

We should be looking at the future. That's where Rask comes into play. I know you have a huge man crush on Gunnarsson, but you shouldn't let that blind your decision making.
Guys like Steckel and Connolly are absolutely centre depth. Connolly's a guy who can easily step into our top 9 in case of injury, and Steckel is a valuable faceoff guy on the 4th line. How many teams can say that they have 5 centres capable of playing top 9 roles, and a 4th line specialist?

What we should be concerned about is making the playoffs. "more upside" amongst prospects is not going to help do that.

The Hurricanes aren't going to give up pieces to help us, which is why they're not in a position to trade for JML until at least the deadline.

Last edited by seanlinden: 02-23-2013 at 11:31 AM.
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