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04-22-2013, 02:07 AM
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To realistically be a Stanley Cup contender? A lot:

1. Top line center that can win faceoffs
2. Another top line winger
3. A top pairing defenseman. At worst a second pairing guy
4. A top line goalie if Ramo/Berra don't work out.
5. Depth forwards in case Reinhart/Aliu/Bouma, etc falter
6. Another top pairing defenseman if Brodie falters
Oh yeah, there's definitely a lot missing from this team. None of it is really a quick fix either. Top pair guys and top line centers don't grow on trees.

Top 6 wingers you can generally find. I like someone like Horton this free agency period. Big boy, big skill, still young. He seems like the type of guy Feaster's talking about when he talks about getting bigger, but also when he talks about having skill. In Boston, he's playing many fiddles behind other players... But I think given the right role he could be a big time producer. Maybe not a top line winger, but definitely a second line winger that can clear some space and make the lives of guys like Sven and Mikael a lot easier.

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