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04-06-2013, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Jabroni1994 View Post
Yes, this is a very nice post.

Both game 7s between the Caps and Sens could've been decided with the flip of a coin. We easily could've been tossed in the 1st or 2nd rounds.

I'd like think that we're a more skilled version of last years team:

Nash > Gaborik regrading overall play
Clowe > Dubinsky
Brassard ? Anisimov (Not sure about this one, but Brassard makes some sweet passes)
Dorsett > Prust
Stepan and Hagelin are playing well
We now have our 6th D-man with Moore
Zuccarello is back, injecting us with more offense

I have never really noticed the major roster overhauls until Sting and others mentioned it.

Between 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, we built around Jagr and friends. Then, we decided to build around Drury and Gomez. Then Gomez goes in the 2009 offseason and we bring in Gaborik. We begin to build a team with Gaborik, Stepan, Callahan, Boyle, Richards, etc. Then, this past offseason we deal Dubinsky and Anisimov, solid bottom 6 players, for a superstar in Nash, bring in Pyatt, Asham and Halpern. We let go of Prust and Fedotenko, very good utility players. We're ready for the Cup! Not really, because we underachieve and trade Gaborik for 3 new faces and trade picks for Clowe. Another roster turnover. We should probably try maintaining a roster few some years before we keep trying to change it.
The common denominator to the poor roster moves since the lockout is management's complete overreaction to modest tastes of success. None more egregious than thinking those Jagr teams could compete for a cup and bringing in Gomez and Drury at superstar rates.

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