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03-02-2013, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
I think it sends a positive message...

You say to the group, this is YOUR team now. We believe in you. We wouldn't have done this if we didn't think you could win.

In three years Galchenyuk will be 22, Subban will be 26, Max will be 25, Price will be 28... that team should have a pretty good shot at winning something. And if we can add one more piece to help that group now then I think it's worth it.
doesn't work that way... even though Gainey tried that spin back in 08 when he wiffed on hossa...

when a guy is well liked AND is a very good player, the team's identity includes him and identity takes time to build. very very hard to rebuild a positive team identity in a few weeks, let alone trying to do so while clearly playing with sub-par talent.

injuries and trades happen all the time, so the group will obviously move on, and there is no guarantee that keeping him the team will go deep in the playoffs anyways... but odds-wise, imo the risk is pretty large so the reward had better be massive.

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