Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:23 PM
Next offseason is a crossraods for this organization. Could be an offseason where we have a ton of cap space and cash to spend on some big name FA's, or one where we begin the transition with the younger players (which will likely lead us to the Connor McDavid sweepstakes, rather than a chase for the Cup).
At some point, this team needs to get younger and faster. With Brodeur likely gone, I personally think that next offseason is the beginning of the full rebuild of this roster.
Schneider's not sticking around for a full rebuild, and I don't think Lou gave up a 9th-overall pick for a two-year rental. For better or for worse, I think this team (especially as long as Lou's here) is going to try to stay in contention and avoid a crash-and-burn, whatever it takes. Doesn't mean a crash-and-burn won't or can't happen, but will be a 2010-11 unforeseen kind of event...not by design.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 23 July 2013 - 02:24 PM.
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