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03-18-2013, 07:16 PM
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denkiteki
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Our real only need is a faceoff/defensive center (since the price for the popular top 6 forward would be sky high/we can't afford it/don't even have the assets unless we give up Jensen + 1st ++).

That said, depending on how the next 2 weeks go, could easily make the unpopular argument that we should just be sellers. Injuries pretty much killed our planned second line and our lack of secondary/depth scoring seems to finally be catching up to us. There doesn't appear to be many sellers and with all the injuries + lack of training camp, you got to wonder how effective Kesler/Booth might be come playoff time or for that matter rather or not we make the playoffs. With the cap coming down and seemingly our "window" closing, if we decide to sell a few pieces at the deadline, it could possibly get the assets we need for next season and extend the "window" with (hopefully) a healthful Kesler, a healthy Booth (or replaced his cap space with a top 6 forward), and whatever assets we get back for players we would probably lose in the off season anyways (Lapierre, Raymond, Higgins, Hansen, Ballard, goalie that win/loses the coin flip). Not saying trade all of them but a couple of them for the right price could extend our window and give us a much better shot next year. I think a lot of fans were prepared to write-off this year anyways so selling might not be as unpopular as in a full season (where we are likely locked for a playoff spot).

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