Thread: Speculation: Lundqvist to be best paid player?
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08-15-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
Unless we see drastic offensive growth from Kreider, Hagelin, Miller we are going to be worse off offensively in 2014 than we have been in the last few years.

I'm not sure that we should be relying on those guys along with Kristo and Fast to provide secondary scoring at the NHL Level that we were not gettign from more established NHL players that were playing their position.

there's alot of reaching going on there.

Maybe Vanek isn't the guy, maybe you split that cap hit on Setoguchi and Downie. Or, if he makes it to UFA, you go after a younger guy like Kessel and shift Nash to LW

Until the younger guys show that theya re ready and capable of taking over a scoring role, I'm not sure we should pencil them in to those roles.
More established guys like Powe, Asham and Pyatt? The kids can't be any worse offensively. Kessel is going to get as much or more than Vanek.

The point is, we have the money to make it work and still bring in a vet or two, depending on how much we want to spend. We have a year before we need to figure it out. We'll see where the kids are and evaluate then.

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