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02-27-2013, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
I hope not. To me, that's the worst case scenario. If we aren't going for it, trade Briere (unless he declines to waive, then you just amnesty him), Fedetenko and perhaps Mezsaros (if he can come back in time). If we are going for it, then a trade to add some sort of PMD just has to be made.

I'm not advocating that we blow up the core, but we either need to add to it or trade the vets who make more than their play would dictate that they should.
A week ago I'd agree that it might be time to start shipping out underperforming vets, but this Gagne trade plus the Knuble signing makes me think this team is desperate for veteran leadership. This team has been maddeningly inconsistent and it seems like what management thinks the young guys need is some leaders. They might be missing Jagr for more than just his scoring touch. At this point I'm not too opposed to keeping guys like Briere and Timonen around just because of what they mean to the organization.

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