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  1. Here's the thing with these "immediate impact" rookies. There are maybe three of these kinds of players in a draft and two usually are the 1st and 2nd overall picks. That really leaves just one diamond in the rough and the situation has to be ideal. As someone mentioned earlier, Nichuskin gets to play a lot of top line minutes with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, two outstanding players. I subscribe to the Red Wings school of thought, but it's hard to buy into that when you don't have a team that's already ready to contend. I would suggest dealing Ward to a team that needs a goalie in exchange for an upper-level prospect that has already been established. The Capitals come to mind this summer if they are unable to retain Halak.
  2. That's a pretty cool chart you put together there. I do agree with you that we may be slightly overreacting to missing the playoffs five years in a row. However, I don't think the 'Canes are close to contending for a playoff spot in the next five years with their current roster and prospect pool. Lindholm has underwhelmed this year. We have a three-headed goalie monster that needs to be fixed. Jim Rutherford has a lot of decisions to make this offseason. I personally vote for moving Ward to shore up our prospect pool and then sign a steady stay-at-home defenseman this offseason like Andrew MacDonald or Nikita Nikitin
  3. Hey guys, I'm a writer for The Hockey Writers, and I actually covered this topic earlier today. Check it out and see what you think. http://thehockeywriters.com/goaltender-controversy-in-carolina-crease/ I personally am in favor of dealing Ward at the draft. The return is not going to be that great for him. I believe I saw the original poster throwing out names like Rick Nash, Ovechkin, etc. That'll never happen. At best, I think the Canes should look to get a prospect (defenseman or goaltender) and 1-2 draft picks (3rd round, maybe 2nd round).
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