I didn't say don't trade our youth. I said don't trade those specific players. In fact I made a point of saying I'm not anti-trade.
I'd be more than open to trading a combination of a high draft pick and one or two of Tatar, Pulkinnen, Backman, Ouellet for the right piece.
But it better be a damn good piece...
I see it as a slow build and "stocking of the shelves" and not a status of neutral. We're building WHILE staying competitive and that's tougher than it sounds.
We currently have the 3rd highest ranked group of prospects in the entire league AND we've got a playoff team. Only Anaheim, Chicago and Tampa Bay also have that Potential/Current talent mix.
No we're not a "legitimate contender" but with the right move or two and our young core furthering their development, we could see a serious run soon. Yes I believe that.
I don't disagree. I think it might be 2 or 3 moves, but that includes subtraction. My issue is that Holland doesn't seem to have the minerals to make those moves anymore.
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