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11-11-2013, 07:12 AM
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It would be amazing to add Ekblad to our roster. It would fortify our defense long into the future. Having Ekblad, Nurse, Shultz, Petry, Larsen and perhaps Klefbom and Marincin would put this team on a very solid foundation for the future. Solve the problem in net (Brossoit and ???), add some additional size and physicality up front (Zharkov, Khaira, Moroz, McCarron, Pitlick, Yakimov may fit the bill and Chase is a feisty agitator with a scoring touch), and this team looks like it is in very good shape for a long and legitimate run as a perennial contender in this league for many years.

I still contend that the team would be a lot further along, if it had been built from the goaltender out, rather than the forwards back, but the end result still looks very positive. It's the road that it has taken to get there that has been painstakingly difficult for fans of the club. The draft may be the best thing (the only thing) to come out of the season. As bad as this team is now, and it is very very bad, the future still seems solid, chalked full of promise. Onward and upward.

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