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Official 2014 NHL Draft Discussion, Suck for Sam or Play Bad For Ekblad?
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10-20-2013, 06:48 PM
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Pittsburghs rebuild was a success because they got Crosby and Malkin.
Their success was also due in large part to some very shrewd moves made by management. The Pens built around those two. The Hawks built around Toews and Kane. It's not as easy as getting high picks. You need to add the supporting cast. Those teams have done that, and each year they continue to do it.
The Rangers could deal away pieces like Girardi, Callahan, Nash and Lundqvist, and with the remaining pieces, plus a few good draft picks and the assets returned in trade, potentially be ready to compete again in 2 or 3 years. Stepan, Staal, McDonagh, Moore, Brassard, Miller, etc. That's a much better core than most rebuilding teams have to start from.
To get back on topic, Reinhart is the kind of guy you can build a forward group around, and the same can be said for Ekblad on D. My only concern with Ek is that he is an absolute physical monster right now. That gives him a huge advantage in juniors.
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