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Randy's Thought of the Day - 4/1/2013

Monday, 04.01.2013 / 2:27 PM
By Randy Hahn - Sharks Broadcaster / Great White Bites
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Randy\'s Thought of the Day - 4\/1\/2013

Has the job of NHL General Manager ever been more challenging than it is this week? The trade deadline is Noon Pacific time Wednesday. Between now and the deadline there will be 16 games played, 9 tonight and 7 more tomorrow. As of today there are 11 teams not in a playoff spot that are only 4 or fewer points away from getting in. What to do?

There’s so much to take into consideration. If you’re close to making the playoffs do you add to your team in the hopes of getting in? Or even if you think you can get into the playoffs do you really believe your team has a chance of going deep or will it be a one and done? Are you a buyer? Are you a seller? Do you stand pat and put your faith in the group you already have? Are you sending your team a negative message if you don’t add to the roster or if you subtract from the roster?

There are lots of questions and a myriad of answers. This is a week when the NHL’s General Managers are earning their pay and a week upon which they will be judged going forward.

I’m Randy Hahn.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 10 8 2 0 31 19 16
2 LAK 9 6 1 2 24 15 14
3 NSH 9 6 1 2 23 17 14
4 SJS 11 6 4 1 35 30 13
5 VAN 9 6 3 0 31 27 12
6 CGY 11 5 4 2 27 24 12
7 CHI 9 5 3 1 22 15 11
8 DAL 9 4 2 3 32 33 11
9 MIN 8 5 3 0 27 14 10
10 STL 8 4 3 1 20 18 9
11 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
12 WPG 9 4 5 0 19 24 8
13 COL 10 2 4 4 22 32 8
14 ARI 8 3 4 1 21 32 7

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Burns 11 4 8 1 12
P. Marleau 11 4 8 1 12
L. Couture 11 5 6 0 11
J. Thornton 11 2 8 3 10
J. Pavelski 11 5 4 4 9
T. Wingels 11 4 3 0 7
M. Nieto 11 1 3 3 4
J. Braun 11 0 4 4 4
M. Vlasic 11 2 1 7 3
T. Hertl 11 2 1 0 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 2 1 .924 2.22
A. Niemi 5 2 0 .918 2.66
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