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    The question mark is will it be Drouin or AG that will be tried at center.
    They don't have a choice. Galchenyuk's a natural center, albeit with liabilities. Drouin's not a center.
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    Venting and being disappointed is perfectly fine, I'm just as disappointed as the next guy... but I can do without the total meltdowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGpX View Post
    They don't have a choice. Galchenyuk's a natural center, albeit with liabilities. Drouin's not a center.
    Julien has been talking like he might be. Seems like a strange thing to discuss if there's nothing behind that.
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    I don't deny they'll try him at center. Remember in 2009 when this team debated using Sergei Kostitsyn at center?
    Elite goaltending will hide a lot of a bad team's flaws and make them look a lot better than they truly are. That's why Carey Price is the single most important player to his team in the NHL.

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    Fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGpX View Post
    I don't deny they'll try him at center. Remember in 2009 when this team debated using Sergei Kostitsyn at center?
    should have kept Grabo
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    GGpX is happy.

    But trading our only good prospect to replace radulov is bad. Need Markov now... Or did he sign elsewhere?

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    I don't see it that way.

    Drouin was an addition on its own.

    It's not even close to compare Drouin and radulov

    we're talking about a 30 year old veteran who's likely not gonna do more than what he did last year vs a 22 year old 3rd overall pick with an extremely high ceiling who as of last year put up the same numbers as Radulov.

    In two years Radulov will still be around 15 goals and 45 -50 points while Drouin will potentially be a 75-80 point guy
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    I don't see how Hemsky is a better gamble than Yakupov or Grigorenko. I mean if you're taking a stab in the dark anyway, may as well be with a 22/23 year old.


    PS It really sucks to lose Radulov. I know it wasn't a one or the other thing but it sure takes the wind out of my sails on the Douin acquisition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habspatrol View Post
    I don't see how Hemsky is a better gamble than Yakupov or Grigorenko. I mean if you're taking a stab in the dark anyway, may as well be with a 22/23 year old.


    PS It really sucks to lose Radulov. I know it wasn't a one or the other thing but it sure takes the wind out of my sails on the Douin acquisition.
    I think Hemsky is useful as a 3rd liner. The other guys are more top 6 or bust types. In any case, Radu leaving ensures MB is not done taking stabs in the dark, so you may get your wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonKay View Post
    I don't see it that way.

    Drouin was an addition on its own.

    It's not even close to compare Drouin and radulov

    we're talking about a 30 year old veteran who's likely not gonna do more than what he did last year vs a 22 year old 3rd overall pick with an extremely high ceiling who as of last year put up the same numbers as Radulov.

    In two years Radulov will still be around 15 goals and 45 -50 points while Drouin will potentially be a 75-80 point guy
    For the win now mode it matters. So far we are a worse team than last year and lost our best prospect. Bring Markov back and we are slightly improved. Bring Markov and radulov back and we were greatly improved.

    For the win in the future it is serg vs drouin. Not sure that is going to be a clear win.
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    For the win now mode it matters. So far we are a worse team than last year and lost our best prospect. Bring Markov back and we are slightly improved. Bring Markov and radulov back and we were greatly improved.

    For the win in the future it is serg vs drouin. Not sure that is going to be a clear win.
    Hudon needs to win the Calder now.
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    I am disgusted

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH1 View Post
    Hudon needs to win the Calder now.
    Yep. And Lekhonen needs to be a player. No sophmore jinx.

    Hemsky and 14. Gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGpX View Post
    I'm happy that Radulov is gone, but not for reasons you might think (term + money for 30+ year olds = bad).

    They have no choice but to play Galchenyuk as the #1 center. That, in of itself, makes me happy.

    Hemsky a decade ago would be awesome. Today, though, umm...
    Yeah I used to be a big fan of his but that was a long time ago. Now I'll be expecting Fleishmann type performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnova View Post
    Venting and being disappointed is perfectly fine, I'm just as disappointed as the next guy... but I can do without the total meltdowns.
    Listen I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optometrist but you gotta keep an eye on that MB, he's ****ing up this team
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    Well last year half the team had off seasons. Rads is officially replaced by a 22 year old who is at least as good if not better. Sign Markov and we should easily at least make the playoffs again. Maybe lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habspatrol View Post
    I don't see how Hemsky is a better gamble than Yakupov or Grigorenko. I mean if you're taking a stab in the dark anyway, may as well be with a 22/23 year old.


    PS It really sucks to lose Radulov. I know it wasn't a one or the other thing but it sure takes the wind out of my sails on the Douin acquisition.
    Grigorenko signed a 3-year deal in the KHL w CSK Moscow


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    Yeah I used to be a big fan of his but that was a long time ago. Now I'll be expecting Fleishmann type performance.
    we might not even get that,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal_Butera View Post
    Grigorenko signed a 3-year deal in the KHL w CSK Moscow
    to think many here wanted us to draft him
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    to think many here wanted us to draft him
    Who wanted to draft him? Galchenyuk was a no brainer that draft.

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