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05-26-2013, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DecadesofFutility View Post
I got patience but we got Holmgren who has no desire to pick a defensemen #1.
They had a perfect opportunity to draft defensmen with either the Richards
or Carter #1 picks or both of them.
But they would rather draft Centers and trade for Defensemen.
So I give up on developing a blue chip defenseman since, we will not pick one.

Signing (Streit or Hainsey) is a typical Flyer move -- sign someone 1-2 year
from retirement for too much money and little production.
I do not see that working at all, waste of cap space IMHO.
Not close enough to competing for cup to waste cap space on rentals.

Why save all these young centers we are not going to win without rebuilding this defense.
Something which it seems like we might not be willing to do at this point.

Its not like we are going to win a cup anytime soon with this collection of defensemen that we have now.
We never draft defensemen, except for the time we drafted Sbisa.

Our problem isn't not drafting defensemen, its not having first round draft picks because we trade them all.

Its a shame that some of our players were injured around the deadline, i was hoping to see us do a SJS, and trade guys no longer in the plan.

We basically NEED to have lots of picks for the next 3 years....and hopefully then we will be on the cusp. So signing band aid vets to 1-2 yr deals right now is fine and dandy because there isn't much point in just holding on to cap space year to year. Maybe next season we can trade Kimmo, or (Streit, Gonchar, or other veteran UFA acquisition) for something.

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