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07-10-2013, 12:21 PM
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As mentioned, I believe we can withstand the loss of Staal. The defence is more than capable of playing well without Staal. YES it would be better if he were there, but if you are going to move him, the return has to be one that takes the opposing teams needs into consideration.
Carolina is not giving up Skinner or Faulk in a package for Staal as that flies in the face of what they need and are looking to do.
Rangers can take advantage of a situation where they can get an overpayment of sorts in the form of top prospects and picks
Lindholm, it could be argued is the Canes #1 prospect. The Di Giuseppe kid is a 2nd rounder playing with Cristoval Nieves at the U of Michigan. a 1st between 10-20 along with our own 1st can only strengthen the franchise.
We can still try to win now while bolstering the future of the team
I believe in balance.
Balance between spreading the finances between forwards, defence and goalie. I believe in balance in trying to win now while keeping an eye towards the future so that when we have to move an asset like a Staal or a Callahan, we can do so with the comfort knowing we have a pipeline of prospects pushing their way onto the team.
I do not believe we have the proper balance between forwards and defence, I do not believe we have proper cap balance. I believe that the overall structure of the team is wrong in terms of not having size where we need it. Talent where we can use it.
Underline: agree, UNLESS Girardi goes the other way. Then they are still adding net D overall, and have not lost a righty D. (NY would be losing a LD, but we have nominal surplus).
Bold: I could support some variation of some of these prospects as part of the deal. I could see a 3-3 deal.
Italic: concur 100%
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