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07-20-2013, 01:13 AM
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Let me ask you this then. Besides Subban how can play 25min a night against more or less top opposition and finish top-5 in D scoring? Are you counting on a 23 year old Beaulieu to do that
Yes, Subban, Tinordi and Beaulieu, with Emelin and Gorges in support. We need another 5th D over the next two years.

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Let's assume Eller can adequately replace Plekanec, who will be our 3rd line center that can produce at a 0.65 ppg rate with hardly any PP time?
Plekanec, obviously.

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As you said we don't even know if Collberg can be an NHLer but if he or another prospect can't come in and score 25-30 goals and be a good two-way player then we are taking a step back when we lose Gionta.
Yes, a RW for Plekanec is a need. Leblanc could be that guy, if he regains his form on a fully-healed ankle.

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Also Subban is the reigning Norris champ, he'll likely improve with experience but not by much, same goes for Pacioretty he's lead our teams in points for 2 seasons now, he's a 60-70pt player. He's not going to be much better than he is right now. Without a change in role Eller's not going to be able to do more than what he's currently giving either.
But Bournival could turn into a good fourth-line center with potential for shutdown role if one of the top-3 centres is hurt.

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Does the team have flaws, absolutely but none of them will be addressed in 2 years by the development of our prospects unless one of them takes a massive leap in their development which is unlikely.
Tinordi addresses a massive need, so does McCarron, but he might be 3 years away. Or then again, maybe not, Lucic came in young, after all.

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Care to tell me what you think our team is lacking in order to make a strong playoff push?
More size, and a more consistently good Carey Price.

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