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04-15-2007, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
With the UFA age lowering every year there will be a bunch of first line guys we can go after. They will cost a bunch, but we should certainly be able to afford 1 of them. Additionally, how many teams have 3 legitimate first liners? Really, a couple of studs and a good support guy (see our Hossa) make for a great first line. It's probably more important to be able to roll 3 solid lines then it is to have 3 true first liners.
Totally agree, I was just saying that the departure of Jagr, Nylander, Shanny and others will not necessarily open spots, it most likely will just cause the Blueshirts to spend money in free agency. Although, if a player like Dawes, Dubinsky, Prucha or somebody else does surprisingly develop into a first liner, all the better. But no matter what, the depth in the system bodes very well for the future.

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