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12-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Believe In Henke
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Sting, your wasting your time.

I was saying what you said on these boards WHILE we were going through those horrible 7 years. I hated that we still signed vets, traded for Bure and pretty much assured ourselves of being just good enough to miss out on the top draft picks. If we just wouldve played the cards we were dealt in the first place we wouldve had a shot at the Ovechkins, Malkins, Crosbys, Kanes of the world. Thats where i blame Sather, for taking way to long to start a rebuild. Instead he was interested in aquiring guys like Lindros.

Now, the flip side to that coin is we were lucky enough to get guys like Hank, Staal, Dubi, etc even though they were not top 10 players in their draft. Its good to see we had some luck to help ease the pain of not having top 5 picks.

Considering how miserable the draft has been to us, i'm surprised how many good young players we have on the team and in the system.

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