Thread: Trade Weber?
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01-27-2014, 12:12 PM
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Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by Byrddog View Post
AT this point the team is a non playoff team, And will continue to be for a number of years if nothing is done. DO I like the idea of getting rid of Weber? No I do think that hes the one player that will bring the return to turn this team around. There is no coach in the league that could produce a playoff team with this roster. Any way you look at it is going to be a couple years minimum until the ship is turned around. We have just realized the bottom. The burning question is what path is taken to re-build. How quickly owenership wants to become competitive. AT the current pace the team will ek out a .500 season. And many suggest that only minor tweeking could put them back to last seed category and perhaps that's true. It will not however take the team to the next level and the same weakness will be there. Relying on goaltending and great blueline to scrape out those 2-1 wins.
Far as I can see, the only thing we have as an advantage going forward is the strength of our D. Even trading out of that strength, we are not going to build a team that is offensively equal to Chicago, St. Louis, or Colorado, and we would lose any parity or advantage we would have on the back end. I don't think there's any easy way to reassert our way back into competitiveness at this point. We either hope to draft well or get lucky in the free agent market and rely on what will be a very potent D in a couple of years, or we tear the whole thing down and accept being an also-ran for 3-5 years. I'm not terribly optimistic either way, the division is shaping up to be just too strong at the moment.

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