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02-25-2013, 05:47 PM
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thestonedkoala
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Why search for bargain bin deals when you have a guaranteed top 30 player at the position? Actually #18 in point production per game since 2008-09.
To free up cap space and to give the team a shake up it needs.

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It's not Fletcher's job to "shake up the team". It's Mike Yeo's. You're not supposed to have to trade players to get their attention. If it comes to that, you need a different coach.
It's not? Then why trade for Rupp? For Kobasew? Why would a team trade at all? Fletcher has to have a pulse on the team as well as Yeo. If he sees that Yeo is trying his hardest and the team isn't responding again and again, why is it Yeo's fault?

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Also, Koivu's not the only guy who's struggling. If he were the only one, yes you may have a point with the square peg round hole bit. But who is this system really working out for?
We are building around Koivu. We've been trying to bring in guys that fit with him. Havlat, Heatley, Setoguchi, Parise. Only Parise seems to have build.

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And who do you want to build around? Parise? If so, we need to find a center who can get the puck deep and work the boards and cycle with him, feed it back and forth out front...isn't that Koivu?
We need to find a center that can produce and has some elite talents to work with Parise. That's Granlund in his prime. I would definitely check out some of Backstrom. But the point is, if you shut down Parise, who is stepping up?

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