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05-18-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
Pretty realistic.

Not sure I understand your second paragraph.

I agree the two big moves are coach and goalie trade.

Not sure he goalie trade augments the roster by doing anything but downgrading the goalie position.

Resetting the roster to me, is giving those young players decent opportunity at the NHL level.

I doubt very much we see anything bigger than that. And know I don't think Gillis will get fired if we don't go on a long run.

This team is in transition. Expecting a long run is setting yourself up for disappointment.
Next years playoffs will be Conference based for the first 2 rounds, its very likely we face LA/SJ if we plan to advance. Our roster in the past 2 years have lost 4-0 and 4-1.

I don't feel this team is capable of a "transition year". We can afford to play our youth in the bottom 6 but we don't have any top line talent we can spend a year developing like Detroit and their D core.

I think Gillis has to re-tool this roster into a contender next year.

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