Thread: Speculation: Off-Season 2013 - Part II
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06-27-2013, 12:49 PM
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There's no way we are competing right now. The future looks good because we have an excellent group of young prospects and great place for them to develop, and we're gonna add a #3 pick this weekend...but right now I don't see how we can be good. You have a goaltending issue that's been going on forever, the defense isn't that strong, there's too much being placed on our rookies (Johnson, Killorn, Gudas, Palat, and Panik) to play real well, and now we have a major hole without Vinny. We aren't in the S.E. anymore either. You could try to fix the 2nd line center hole through FA but I don't see the point. It's better off to build this team correctly than overpaying through free agency again. If Yzerman is trying to replicate the Detroit model, then that's how you do it. You draft and develop your core and your top players, so you don't have to outbid teams in the summer, and it's easier to keep contracts under control. The hard part about that is can you keep going not making the playoffs for 3 straight years + lose Vinny and expect fans to stay patient enough to see what this team could be 1,2, or 3 years from now?

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