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11-28-2013, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
I'm not saying it was bad (lottery ticket rebuild level) but I just don't think a situation with as many holes as he had and no ability to fill those holes with free agents (due to the cap) or appropriately from within (because the prospects needed were sent elsewhere) can be described as "pretty good" either. He had one dominant line, one legitimate 2nd line player, Ryan who wasn't really proven yet, no legitimate 3rd line players, and no defensive depth past the #3 (taking free agents into account). No rebuild necessary, but absolutely a retool to be anything other than a bubble playoff team. One line teams don't amount to anything.
That's fair enough. I can certainly see your side and I agree with a lot of your points.

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