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04-17-2013, 01:13 AM
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Not signing Jagr was probably a mistake. He was obviously missed, and we went and got Gagne to 'replace' him. Obvious mistake, IMO.

I like Carle and would've taken him for Coburn money, but not signing Carle to the contract he received is a blessing. Even with amnesties I don't think this team could afford him especially with Giroux, Couturier, B. Schenn and Read needing new contracts in 2014-15. The defense has suffered without him however, so to answer your question the team would have a much better season with both Carle and Jagr BUT I think many of us here would take short term suffering for long term contention, and I don't think Jagr and Carle would really push the team into contention. A really nice draft pick, some cap space for future star UFA signings and some development from the young guys definitely could.

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