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06-18-2013, 10:18 AM
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Haute Couturier
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Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
For like the 50th time we needed centers (especially ones that could play defense too) just as much as defensemen at the time considering we lost Carter, Richards, & Betts.
The biggest problem was he got younger on offense when he needed to get younger on defense. So he was stuck with a defense corps built to win now, but a forwards corps a few years away. When Couturier and Schenn begin peaking Timonen will done and Streit will be a cap drain.

The moment he decided to trade 17 and 18 was the moment that should have triggered a full rebuild instead of building a team that lacks any sort of direction.

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