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06-28-2008, 10:40 PM
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I Am Chariot
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Interesting points....

The plan imo, is to continue to rebuild while icing the most competitive team. And the rebuild is a fluid process not a set plan.

Its nice to have Stars but TEAMS win the Cup.

Elite goal scorers are awesome. Awesome to root for, they fill seats. But how many 50 goal scorers were on last years cup winner....

zero


How about the Ducks in 07?


zero


The Canes in 06?


zero


The Bolts in 04?


zero


The Devils in 03?


zero


The Wings in 02?


zero


The Avs in 01?


zero


Of course these teams had guys who could score, but even the players with the Elite talent appear to channel that into a TEAM mentality, character.

Part their teammates, the coaching, leadership, team systems whatever.

Its a delicate balance of talent, health, luck.

One thing all those teams definitely had = a HOT goaltender and a TEAM in front of him willing and able to do all the little things necessary along the way to win each shift.

The strategy is to build a team with that winning character

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