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03-01-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Ynnek View Post
We have good enough pieces to build around to do a quick rebuild without burning everything to the ground.
We have less young pieces to build around than any team in the NHL, as our prospect depth is near the bottom of the league.

The only saving grace for our team (and it is a huge saving grace) is the fact that we are a cap team, are playing in an attractive market, and have stable ownership.

To become an elite team will take many painful years.

This will be anything but a quick rebuild.

We don't have one young player who you would consider an established player who plays above average. None.

The closes we have to such a player is Backlund, Bodie and Sven.

How do you propse we do a quick rebuild around your pieces? How are we going to get an elite core of young players to rival Toews/Kane/Keith/Seabrook/Hossa/Sharp, or Crosby/Malkin/Neal/Letang, or Boston's stable of young players headed by Sequin?

You can pick up the odd Hosa as a UFA, but the other players come from drafting. Sven might be such a piece, but even if he is, we are a long way off from filling in the blanks.

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