Thread: Post-Game Talk: 2/26/13 - Minnesota 2 - Calgary 1 F/OT
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02-26-2013, 10:18 PM
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thestonedkoala
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Originally Posted by NHL1674 View Post
Top 9....not top 6. Not this year. Not even close.

And you want to build around Parise? You STILL need key guys like Koivu or else you have Gabby 2.0 who has to carry the team by himself. Koivu and Parise work well together and provide some balance.
Cullen has been remarkably solid through this year, except early on, but the whole team was.

Yes. Koivu's contract is going to be like Heatley's in a few year. He's never had elite speed and he's never had any elite abilities. If we build around Parise, it would force this team to realize they need a better center than Koivu to work with Parise. I wish we could buy out and then re-sign Koivu to a lot less cap hit but that's not possible.

So next year, we're going to rely on a bunch of second year players to catapult us into the playoffs? Deep into the playoffs?

But that is an argument for another day. Hopefully we continue building on this.

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