Is Gainey going all-in for the century year ?
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06-21-2008, 05:39 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
I agree with you, but I think that how the NHL now is. A team has to make a 1-year bid for the cup once and then to be a serious contender (bar the occasionnal lucky teams, like ours in 2008). That serious 1-year bid if often at the cost of the following year. Just see the number of Stanley Cup contender/winner who feel into mediocrity in the following years - until they rebuild from their bid.
We have to preserve our record of at least 1 cup/decenny, and the century year has too much signification to pass over. Our actual team is also ripe for success, since I am sure that most kids in our team grew a lot after their heartbreaking defeat at Philly's hand. We simply needed the icing on the cake to be a serious contender.
On the other hand, maybe we'll be lucky, and our team won't fall in mediocrity after next year. Anything's possible. the Red Wings sure managed to stay above average on the long term.
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