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03-13-2013, 02:51 PM
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So I was a little upset yesterday and started thinking on how to improve the team. We either have to be patient and let the team gel or try to change the dynamics of the team.
Since patience is not fun for us fans, here is my plan.

This season's deadline,

Trade Gabby to Ottawa for Zibby + Greening + 1st
Trade Boyle+Eminger+3rd for McBain
I think it's pretty obvious that Gabby will not last here.
He has been misused as a 2LW or 3RW. Having Boyle as your center does not augur well.
I would do the Ottawa deal even if it's a second instead of a first and we have to add a pick.
Get Yonkman from the Panthers for a 5th, waive or trade Bickel.

Hagelin - Stepan - Nash
Pyatt - Richards - Cally
Greening - Zibby - Miller
Haley/Asham - Halpern - Powe

McDonagh - Girardi
MDZ - McBain
Hamrlik - Yonkman

When Staal is healthy
McDonagh - Girardi
Staal - McBain
MDZ - Yonkman

This offseason
Buy out richards
Trade Miller + Greening + Ottawa's 1st + 3rd for Ryan Johansen + Savard

We don't have high end centers behind Stepan.
Johansen has the skills and upside to be #1 or #2, he has been struggling a bit in Columbus because he has been rushed.
Miller is a good prospect that shows he has the skills, body and IQ to play in the NHL, he is 19 so his potential is immense.
Columbus may or may not want to do this deal, but the value is there.
Send Savard to Harford to develop further, he will be our future PP specialist.
Resign Yonkman
Edit: Resign Yonkman to 1 year deal. this is to prevent McIlrath from having to do the heavy lifting by himself in his rookie year.

Hagelin - Stepan - Nash
Kreider - Johansen - Cally
Pyatt- Zibby - Fasth
Haley - Halpern/Lindberg - Powe

McDonagh - Girardi
Staal - McBain
MDZ - McIlrath
Yonkman/Savard as PP specialist

In the system: MSC, Yogan, Thomas, Skjei, Hrivik, Nichols, Anderson, Noreau and Nieves

This roster is balanced, has skills and grit in all 3 lines and speed to burn.
The defense is balanced and stout.
This team can be a cup contender for the next 3 years, We can add role players for assets that are now available.

Last edited by Kwayry: 03-13-2013 at 03:04 PM.
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