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02-25-2013, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
Fair enough. I think he and his group do a good job of identifying players that will fit in well with the Avs so I'm more optimistic.

If they can't find a way in the next 2-3 years to bring in another top level scorer, and offensive D through UFA/Trade/Draft though they are gonna be in trouble. That's the next step for this team, and they need to take it ASAP. That's where I will really judge Sherman and co.
I'm with you on the rebuild. In hindsight it is easy to find where Sherman went wrong but a rebuild never, and I mean never, go in a straight upward line. There are always some bumps along the way. Mueller's and Fleisch's health were 2 of those bumps. Really nothing he could have done about those. He had to cut his losses and move on.

He also overrated Barrie and Elliott by about one year like you said. Looks like Barrie is finally making that much needed step.

It is unfortunate but RoR's trade might help a long way in moving this team along.

The way I see it we are one top-pairing dman, one top-9 forward and a very good coach away from having a pretty good team. The coach alone could probably move us into the playoffs.

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