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06-18-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by What the Faulk View Post
But it's still the 2013 season. JR can't do anything yet.
Paul Holmgren did. We can debate all day if Mark Streit is worth over $5 million a season, but the fact is, Holmgren saw a problem and did something to fix it. JR could do something if he wanted to, and it gets tiring listening to the fans make excuses for him.

FWIW, I think it's a lot of money for Streit, but he's a good player (around 50 points per 82 games), a captain, and he's missed a grand total of 15 games in his seven NHL seasons, so he shows up every night. That's more than we can say for any of our guys on defense.

We can -- and do -- do a lot worse.

Originally Posted by What the Faulk View Post
If JR can trade down to 7, pick up an extra 2nd, grab Lindholm/Monahan/Nichushkin at 7, Fucale and a defenseman in the 2nd and jettison McBain for a more stay-at-home guy, I'll consider this offseason a success. Getting rid of Pitkanen/Gleason/Ruutu isn't happening for three different reasons.
I predict he'll get exactly none of that done. And when he doesn't, you'll still find a reason to defend him.

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