J.I.A.H.N Posted April 13, 2019 Author Share Posted April 13, 2019 (edited) What Benning said the other day was, that cup winners are generally aged 25 to 32 of age (paraphrasing) So, we have some time, to get to the top But what I am saying that works with this, is to accumulate picks to co-inside with that formula..... Our core at present is 19 to 24...……..so to get to Benning's numbers...…..we have approx. 6 years 5 for kids drafted this year, and 4 for kids drafted next year Horvat will be 29 or 30 years old...………….. Which is why I say, let us start fine tuning...…. Here is our 25 and under core...……………… XXXXXXXX Pettersson Boeser Other Notables……..Madden, Goldobin, Motte, Lockwood, Jasek, Lind, Karlsson XXXXXXXX Horvat XXXXXXXX Leivo Gaudette Virtanen Granlund MacEwen XXXXXXXX Hughes XXXXXX Others Notables...…..Teves, Rafferty, Sautner, Saunter, Tryamkin?, Eliot, Rathbone Juolevi Stecher Hutton Woo Brisebois XXXXXX Demko DiPietro Other Notables...…...Kielly Pearson(26), Baertschi(26) and Spooner(27) are close, and would fine in the interim, but they will be getting to the end of their career, as well Markstrom(29). So, to be on Benning's time table, and to have those future 2019 and 2020 we should be moving this year and next...……...... This is why it is imperative to be draft as many as possible in the next 2 years, because some will fail I have always suggested, condensing picks, with this in mind , so it has always been the way I see it...... Again, it is my opinion to condense into the next 2 years, we have plenty of assets, whether is be Virtanen or not...... Now, I am not to say that we should not look at the present and try to win in the present, but it should be with a longer, wider view that we build on. To me that means condensed drafting, it means signing UFA's with no NTC present, and it means doing lateral trades. And it means scouting to the ends of the earth. I do not think Tanking is necessary now, and but the picks will be lesser picks, after this year, so making picks count is imperative. Time is moving quickly! Edited April 13, 2019 by janisahockeynut Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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