Thread: Rumor: Trade Rumor Thread XIII
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01-23-2014, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
Even if Kristo will be ready... which is a stretch, because you never know with skinny offensive forwards how they will make the jump from AHL to NHL and how quickly... as I have pointed out before the biggest problem with this team this year has been scoring and, more specifically, 5 on 5 scoring.

We can put the names on paper and observe how it looks, but I'm still more comfortable putting a young bottom defensive pairing in front of Lundqvist than I am going in with less proven offense than we've had this season. I wouldn't throw another 6 million in cap putting together a solid 3rd defensive pairing.
I think one of Kristo, Fast or Miller will be ready for full-time NHL duty by next year. Leaving 1 spot open shouldn't be an issue.

However they still have a hole on the back end in terms of offense and they are missing a power forward and a top-6 center. Big holes.

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