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by Paul on 06/14/13 at 08:12 PM ET
from the CP at Sportsnet,
Calgary’s current needs are size and talent at centre, more size on their third defensive pairing, plus a shooting right-winger to replace Iginla, Feaster said.
"We have to get bigger and we have to get harder to play against," the GM said.
Feaster fought the term "rebuild" as he traded away the team’s captain and top defenceman during the season. He joked Friday that via "therapy" he’s accepted that rebuilding is what Flames are doing.
His intention, however, is to make that process as short and as painless as possible.
"I don’t think there is a quick fix," Feaster said. "We have to do a better job as an organization in drafting. We think that over the last three drafts or so, we’ve done a better job, but (there’s) not enough players that are pushing through right now. We have to a better job developing players. Once we draft them, we do the right things to develop them.
"We have to continue to add assets. We can’t keep trading away high draft picks and trying for that solution that gets us through and gets us to the playoffs at the expense of the foundation."
Feaster hinted he’s willing to package current Flames into draft-day transactions.
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