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10-03-2013, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy22 View Post
Why? Konopka and Rupp expire after this year, if they are capable of playing top 6, they should be fine on the third line. No rule saying you can't have three good offensive lines.

Parise-Koivu-Zucker/Nino
Vanek-Granlund-Pominville (this line would get a ton of O-zone starts)
Cooke-Coyle -Nino/Zucker
Fontaine-Brodziak-Mitchell (get the tough minutes)

Thats a lineup that can roll 4 lines without a problem. And a lineup thats a contender(assuming the kids improve)
that's just like I thought as well and if you lose some of your youngsters is it really that bad. i mean possibility that any of them becomes as good as Vanek is very slim. and after their ELC you can probably sign them fairly cheap with bridge contracts. then you have few seasons more time to figure who you wanna keep plus the cap limit at that point will almost certainly be lot higher than now.

in my opinion it is better to be contender for couple of years than be playoff team for 10 years. I'm not saying Vanek makes Wild automatically a Stanley Cup winner but he would improve Minny a lot. and as we have seen in the cap era you need to sacrifice some players sometimes to win.

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