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05-16-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
I still like the way they are constructed. I'd still absolutely love a chance to see what Kesler and Backes could do together.
I think they were constructed well. They started with a good blueline, added some good goaltending (they thought it would be Halak more than Ellito but whatever), have size and added the right coach and system to mitigate the lack of scoring they have. What I think happened is that when they started this build they expected Berglund, Backes and Oshie to develop into those top line talents. It, thus far, has not happened.

Now Oshie will be 27 next season and Backes is 29 so for them I think what we see is what we get. Berglund and Perron still has some time at only 25 and 24 to start the next season. Be interesting to see what Tarasenko, Schwartz and perhaps Rattie bring to the table. But they need some of these guys to become that true top line or they will likely always flounder in the playoffs.

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