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11-28-2013, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
I don't think you can describe zero cap space, zero NHL quality prospects in your farm system, and a large number of expiring contracts with players who all intended to explore the market to get raises (including the entire shutdown line that allowed you to win the cup) as a "pretty good" situation.
I'll agree to disagree. I went over the assets we had in another thread a while ago it wasn't that dire. Cap space was an issue I'll give you that and depth past Pronger/Nieds/Beauch on the backend was also an issue. Burke left 3 awesome pieces up front in Getz/Perry/Ryan with a prime Kunitz all under contract, you should never have to undergo a rebuild with those pieces in place.

As for the expiring contracts, they were all quality assets that Murray was able to use to generate prospects/picks from (Bonino being the best example of someone we received).

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