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05-03-2013, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Toydarian View Post
I agree to some extent, but I think it is certainly possible to making savvy UFA acquisitions who become solid bottom 6 players in your system. While that sounds similar, I don't think it is necessary to develop them from scratch (i.e. the draft), but it is necessary to recognize talent and potential that hasn't quite been realized.

A few examples would be Campbell and Paille in BOS, Stallberg in CHI, Chimera in WSH, Sobotka and Nichols in STL, Winnik in ANA, Stoll in LA, etc.
Definitely. I agree you can't have a bottom six of home developed players on their ELC, but you also can't afford to sign four UFA bottom 6 players in one offseason. If you do, it'll end up being Belanger, Eager and Hordichuck. I would rather go all in on a Clowe than sign three lesser guys TBH.

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