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12-23-2013, 02:00 PM
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raab
Where's the Hart?
 
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Originally Posted by Soundwave View Post
That team you listed would make the playoffs ... but Stanley Cup ... nope. Couturier is a nice player but his offensive roof seems pretty limited, Berglund as well.

They'd be a glorified version of the 06 Oilers without Pronger.
Bennett would be our #1 center within 3 years and be developed properly, also I think your underrating Couturiers offence. I see him putting up 60 points playing between Hall and Eberle, all while covering for both of them defensively. So in a few years we'd be ready to compete/win a cup but at least in the meantime were not ending up in last every season and can develop our prospects correctly. Imagine in 3 years the roster could potentially look something like this:


Hall-Bennett-Eberle
Perron-Couturier-Jaskin
Berglund-Gordon-Simmonds
Gazdic-Lander-Pitlick

Hjalmarsson-Shattenkirk
Marincin/Nurse-Schultz
Ference-Greene

Hillier
Bachman

Most likely the roster would be a little different, but if Bennett can put up 70+ points and lead the team with Hall, Eberle, Couturier, Shattenkirk, Hjalmarsson, Schultz being in their primes I think we at least look like contenders.

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