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10-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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apoptygma
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Originally Posted by jniklast View Post
I rather have the significantly better player in 3 years than the worse player immediately. 3rd liners can be found in free agency or even in our own prospect pool. We do not lack depth, we lack high end talent.
We have failed to find those 3. liners for many years now. Hagelin have been the only
one we have brought in or up the last 3 years. I would either have a 3. liner with
some physical play then a top 6 player in 5 years. Imo NYR have picked way
to many project players in McIlwrath, Kreider and Skjei the last years for a team
planning to compete in the next 5 years after drafting Kreider. If the window
is in the next 3 years wo dont really need a emerging 2. line goalscorer in 4 years
as we need a good 3. liner in 2.

At this point I think NYR should consider the players nhl-readiness as a big part
of selecting their bpa.

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