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10-11-2013, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by LePoche69 View Post
Personnaly, I don't think that finding a true #2 d-man is plugging a hole. I don't see any of the kids listed here that may become as complete as McDonaugh. And this discussion doesn't necessarily mean that I want to trade a Beaulieu. But it could be necessary to trade assets or dept to find this elusive #2 d-man.

The point is that waiting for a youngster to developp into a real #2 d-man may be too long to win the cup with the actual core of the team (given the fact that we're in a cap era)
You don't wait indefinitely.

The cup window with this team should be in 2 years from, say 2015-2016 to 2019-2020.

That gives a GM 2 years to develop his kids and evaluate the players in place, then if a big deal is needed during the 15-16 season or 2015 summer, at that point maybe you trade a pick and a top prospect for a guy that fills a need. If you make the deal now the problem is that player's contract might be almost up by the time your window opens plus a young player may be filling that hole(or on the way to).

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