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09-07-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Zharkov, Yakimov, Slepyshev, all 3 should be playing on one of the perennial WJC powerhouses this winter, their absences should not be downplayed. That said it is obvious that we have been trying to draft bigger bottom 6 types in recent years and you also mentioned the Kessy trade, we need these types of players to develop and round out our roster on cheap contracts when the rest of our skill hits their strides. I missed the last game and I really hope that Kessy has a better game today, maybe I'll watch today and join you in being ticked at the Kessy trade, I guess we'll have to wait and see. In principle I can see why the trade was made.
Oh I know for sure, but with the Russian players there is the inherited risk with them. You would hope you have some sort of a back up plan in terms of secondary scoring coming in the next couple years outside of the KHL playing Russians.

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