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03-29-2013, 12:05 PM
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Sheng Peng
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Originally Posted by Dr Jan Itor View Post
They have better pieces than Calgary at the moment, with Benn, Eriksson and Lehtonen all being better than anything Calgary is holding onto. But, they are starting to be in danger of going on a Minnesota-like run of 1st round failures, which could cripple them. They've picked 8th, 11th, 14th and 13th the last 4 years and it's going to be important for at least 3 of these guys to be players for them (with Glennie probably a lost cause).
Yup, they certainly have better pieces than Calgary now. I was referring to Calgary a couple years removed from 2004, when they did everything they could to stay relevant, only to end up where they are now. Granted, Benn is a much younger star to build around than anyone on Calgary back then (except Phaneuf...of course, Benn could crash and burn that way too). But like you said, they're in danger of just being okay...and that seems to be their plan.

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