Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XIX
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03-21-2013, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Langway View Post
Assuming Ribeiro is out of the equation my guesses would be that they sign Filppula/Roy or just give Johansson a chance. The later seems likely should they draft a center with a top pick since they won't want to block their precious. Maybe they'd sign a stopgap guy like Cullen, Gomez or Letestu if they pick Lindholm since he'd likely need another SEL season.

That second route probably spells no playoffs absent significant changes otherwise but fairly high picks this year and next to potentially go along with Forsberg & Kuznetsov may be what they need in the long-term. At least it may be from a talent standpoint. Two non-playoff seasons would raise all sorts of cashflow/season ticket renewal, coaching, leadership and management questions.
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In reality this is not our money and to Ted and GMGM the bolded would attain considerably more weight for them to factor into their decision.

They would risk losing pretty much all the momentum gained since the 07-08 playoff run even moreso than by at least appearing to try and keep it going.

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