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11-15-2013, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
the thing is the build-through-the-draft approach has to be augmented with positive player swapping. I don't see where taking mediocre players and committing even more resources and time to them helps the team get better. Especially when the timing of the signings is such that everyone is hitting free agency at nearly the same time, it causes the payroll to bulge and takes away the ability to make improvements in other areas. Now we have this high priced defensive corps with no ability to improve at forward. Nothing against Diaz but this is the time for a young player to step into his spot.
What player do you see stepping into the top PK pair and playing 20+ minutes a game?

The young guys have looked from solid to struggling playing #6 minutes. People forget that Beaulieu is still only 20, Tinordi has barely more than 1 pro year under his belt and Nygren is a rookie to NA hockey. Let them develop AHL and once they are ready they'll knock down doors for a spot and room will be made for them.

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