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06-06-2008, 03:48 PM
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Another thing becomes apparent when reading an article like this.

We see them ever year after the finals.

Last year everyone thought the mantra was to get bigger, tougher with a focus of skill on the back end because the Ducks won. Now its sticking to a plan and drafting well in the lower rounds. If the Penguins won the cup it would be about tanking it and building a team through draft picks and surrounding that youth with the right veterans.

Bottom line is, you need to have a well put together franchise, with players who want to play hard in a system built by a good coach with a little bit of luck on your side.

Yeah the Wings have done a great job, and maybe their team is a dynasty. But every team has its own limitations and experiences to draw from and build on. Theres no set formula for success in this league. Common traits, yes... but no set plan.

And in that article it said there was no "overriding theme" to why they signed drury and gomez and thats false. There is an overriding theme in NYC and its keeping fannies in the seats.

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