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07-07-2013, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
Bergevin said that this team would be built through the draft. That is exactly what he is doing and is the only way that this team will get bigger while staying competitive. Big players that play meaningful minutes are extremely difficult to acquire without grossly overpaying as we have witnessed so far with the signing of lunch pail guys like Clarkson and Clowe.

He has done a great job so far and if the drama queens on this site would exercise a little patience they might just be pleasantly surprised.
Matt hendricks less than briere, twice the term plays 10 to 13 minutes a game, big and will bang and fight.
A much better deal than parros and more directed to an actual need.

It wasn't just clarkson/close and Horton available and if we had signed Hendricks even if people moaned its easy to see how he fits into the plan to get bigger and tougher, unlike shrimpy briere.

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