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12-05-2008, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Radek27 View Post
This is all because the rebuild has been a flop. We sucked for 7 years and we get Staal and Dubinsky as the prizes? I'm not counting Hank, he was property before Sather started the rebuild. Any team that goes through a rebuild and have 3 flop 1st round picks it's not a good thing.
Originally Posted by Radek27 View Post
Where are the a lot of good players that we drafted for sucking for 8 years? Seriously since the whole thing started with trading away everyone back then, who has Sather drafted thats so awesome? Staal? Dubinsky? These are the gems of 7 years of suckage? If it was so great why are we still overpaying players to come play here?

We said we could start to fairly judge the rebuild in 4-5 years, well we are getting to that point now. I think another gm would have done a much better job, thats just my opinion.
You hit the nail on the head, Radek. If you look at the rising powers in this league: Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Minnesota...these are basically the best teams in the league aside from the veteran teams like the Red Wings, Sharks, and Ducks. All of those young teams went through significant rebuilds, and they each came away with strong young players that they drafted. Star players, impact players.

Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
The rebuild has not been a "flop" and it is ridiculous for you to say that.

It has yielded a lot of good players...the problem is this team needs someone great up front.
The Rangers gave up on their rebuild halfway through. The success of Jagr and Lundqvist led to Sather skipping through a few steps. So now we have a great pool of young complimentary players, but we don't have any real star talent among our forwards outside of Zherdev and maybe Dubinsky. They might both be very good, but they're no Kane or Toews or Semin or Kessel or Lucic or any of the others. Those teams all got really great foundations.

Originally Posted by levski87 View Post
Exactly. No bonafide stars, but the team has talent. It's the defensive system that holds them back so damn much. It kills the transition game along with any sort of offensive game. Once we enter the offensive zone, we don't know what to do. How many shots on goal can you say we have that are not off the rush, but are generated from the cycle?
Where is the talent? This team has no first line players. We have a top six that equates to two great SECOND lines. Our "talent" on the blueline is Redden and Rozsival. 'Nuff said. This is a team full of second and third liners.

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