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01-08-2014, 03:26 PM
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There is no question in my mind that the sudden and impossible to be fully foreseen injury to Pronger set back the team in a major way... on most all fronts. With the elimination of Pronger from the roster many plugs had to be made, and alternate avenues had to be taken... included in which was the hampering of the team's Cap by the inane 35+ Rule.

That the team has not been set back much further, even at this point, is a testament to the Organization and should be at least begrudgingly to Homer by his detractors.

A major alteration was made with the assets going for Pronger and again with the Core Shift moving Richards and Carter... and then once again one had to be made in pieces when Pronger was injured. Mix in a large Cap reduction and yet another overhaul of Goalies... twice.

With all this it is a wonder that the team is as well set up to move forward as it is... And to suggest that Homer was secure is knowing what the Roster situation would be down the line in any certainty is foolish. Pronger's injury was a major factor in all this... Columbus' matching the Weber Contract Offer greatly hampered the replacement of Pronger, and scuttled what would have been a master coup by Homer.

But I digress.

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