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03-05-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by g00n View Post
Oh, the fickle Caps fan masses.

Rebuild: D-men don't mature until their late 20s or early 30s. You gotta develop them right and don't push them too fast!

Now: 27 year old d-man and still in the AHL? Career minor leaguer. Washed up. Offer 1 year and hope nobody else beats it.

Have any of you scouted this guy, or are you just looking at "3 years" and fainting? Think of it this way...if GMGM's moves at this point don't turn things around, they may not matter that much because he could be out and someone else will have to scuttle the **** anyway.
The easy answer is that your "rebuild:" point is more or less total bunk. It's exceptionally rare for a guy to turn it on to that extent that late in their careers. If they haven't made it to the NHL by, like, 25, they're very unlikely to become something later on.

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