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03-11-2013, 10:58 AM
Michael Gary Scott
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Originally Posted by dannyboy8920 View Post
Fair enough.

But would you rather a decent effort this year (which i fully expect even after the trade)


a set up future.

If we end up trading Grabo for a 1st ....and go into the draft with 3.

Lets say 15 , 20 and 25.

Those are pieces that set up a total rebuilding team, yet we have pieces already in place and a well run team. Think about a Buffalo-type last draft.

Trading up and snagging 2 high-potential forwards.

say Domi + Shinkaruk/Erne.

I fully understand where people are coming from, I like Dion too - would love to win with him. But the Surplus provided by Burkes trades, makes it interesting and gives us the ability to make these 'help us now, and in the future deals'
We need to add to Dion. Not subtract him. Remember he's never played with a real proven top pairing defenceman on this team. The best hes played with is Gunnar. We need someone to play with him as much, actually, even more than we need someone to play with Kessel. Its nice to have draft pieces, but we're very close to becoming a consistent playoff performer. Add someone to Dion and we're there.

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