The Armchair GM Thread - XL
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05-15-2013, 09:24 AM
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If you are gifting Schroeder a top six spot in training camp, you aren't re-tooling. You are rebuilding. Edmonton Oilers / Connor Mcdavid type rebuilding. Those are the type of moves teams make when they want to win the draft lottery, not retool a Stanley cup contender.
Listen, I'm fine with giving Schroeder (and guys like Jensen, Lane, Corrado) the opportunity to make the team next season. If a young player comes into camp and earns a spot, then great. However, you're running the franchise into the ground if you're counting on someone with
9 career NHL points
to play a top six role next season.
Beyond dramatic with this post.
He's only played 30 something games, many on the 4th line...why not put him in a role to succeed?
I believe that is what Gillis was talking about....try these young guys out where you ultimately want them to fit in the lineup and work through it.
It's not like they're bumping better players....next year is definitely a transition year for the Canucks, you might as well see what you have with what you have.
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