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07-01-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
Yeah, and the Devils have 3 rings to show for it in the last 15 years, we have none. But that's fine, lets keep going status quo with our recycle bin goalies, that's fine. Looks like no more rings for another 40 years with that kind of mentality. You don't win cups in this era without goaltending and defense, two things we are severly lacking at the moment (and no Morin isn't the solution to that problem).
Yeah, because franchise defenders are just sooo easy to come by. Finding the "solution to that problem" is much easier said than done. Whine about not trading up for Jones all you want, but it's clear Nashville wasn't entertaining moving that pick. Count the number of franchise defenders around the league. It won't take you long. It's hard to get your hands on one.

And you know what? Nobody thought Karlsson would be a franchise defender. Or OEL even. Definitely not Weber. Or Keith. Or Suter or Chara. The only "predictable" franchise defenders in this league were probably Doughty and Pietrangelo.

So quit your incessant *****ing and moaning because we have a better chance of striking gold in Morin than we do of acquiring the highly coveted franchise defender that you're after. It's just not that easy, and history proves that you often don't know you have a franchise defender on the day you draft him.

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