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05-03-2013, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
The Blues gave up a lot to get their shot at the cup for this season. Dean made his move last season to take a shot at the cup and the Kings won the cup.

We don't know if the moves the Blues made will result in a cup win, we do know that the moves that Dean made the last two deadlines (and summer) helped the Kings win the cup.

I'm okay with the moves Dean made this year. He didn't have a 1st round pick to use this season at the deadline because he traded it for Carter.

What could have Dean done to improve the defense more than he did without a first round pick?

How many teams can have half of their defense injured and still finish a point out of 4th place in the West? The Kings window isn't closing this season, they still have a young core. Muzzin and Ellerby are getting tons of experience without the benefit of a steady veteran to cover their mistakes. Voynov looked overmatched in the playoffs last year, but Mitchell was there to help him out on the ice. Muzzin and Ellerby don't have that protection in their first playoff experience.
This. Not many teams could have weathered this the way we did, and two bounces and we're singing a different tune altogether anyway.

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