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10-26-2013, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
I agree that we shouldn't do a band-aid approach. I think you go with this team as it is until the deadline nears. If they are well out of it, do what needs to be done and start from near scratch.

I disagree that Staal and Callahan would still be here, though. Staal has quietly been one of our worst defensemen this season. Both he and Callahan are too old to be of much use by the time the team comes out of a full rebuild.

If they go full rebuild, they move everyone except the kids, and young vets under 23/24 (so the kids and Moore, McD, MDZ, Stepan and maybe Hagelin). Everyone else gets moved.
Don't disagree about Staal being pretty crap thus far (most upsetting thing about the season for mine, apart from overall crappiness) but he's only about to turn 27. Assuming no more random pucks to the face you could probably pencil him for at least another 6 seasons after this one. In fact, if Slats wanted to offer him 6 at $6, I'd probably be ok with it

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