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02-25-2013, 03:42 PM
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RayzorIsDull
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Originally Posted by KnightSpit View Post
Razor. there needs to be major changes, this team should've at least made the palyoffs this year. Mnanagement needs to send a message, maybe bring up some players on the farm, trade, do something before training camp to send a clear message that no one is really safe, can't see how that would hurt or make things worse, but who knows.
I agree with this. There are no more sacred cows. Rychel was on the right track with guys like Aleardi, Khokhlachev and Giftopolous. Filling the void of Aleardi and Khokhlachev will be harder than people think especially when you consider Aleardi would never have been moved if Heard stayed in the AHL. Rychel will need to hit big in the import draft, find 1 or 2 other OA's up front and hope Ho-Sang develops and Verbeek has the right mindset. Your ideal hope would be having Schmaltz and Allen report but wishful thinking maybe you get one.

Current forwards
Vail-back
Rychel-back
Ho-Sang-back
Giftopolous-back
Johnson-back
Bilcke-bye
Marchese-bye
Verbeek-back

You have 6 returnees from that group which is probably a good number so you can bring in a couple imports and have an impact signing, bring in a solid OA like Hope or another guy. You still have some good grit up front with talent being bolstered. Having tough guys that can't do much is going the way of the dinosaur and dodo bird.

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