Dean Lombardi on HNIC Radio (6/23/09)
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06-24-2009, 07:02 PM
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Just to put things into perspective of how even championship teams go through a subtle overhaul. Observe the 2002 Red Wings Cup winning team vs. the 2009 Red Wings roster:
Most of the new faces that were brought in were through the draft. Cleary and Samuelsson (and Lilja) were scrubs when the Wings brought them in. Look how they turned out when put into a position to succeed. I'd say the improvement of their prospects into stars is what has helped the Wings carry on their dynasty, and we are seeing the same transition with Pittsburgh from Crosby's first season, when they missed the playoffs, to today.
The thing about the Red Wings is they did not throw their young players to the wolves...they were all brought along slowly learning from future hall of fame players Yzerman, Hull, Shanahan, Hasek, Robitaille, Federov, Larionov, Lidstrom and Chelios.....what future hall of fame players have the Kings gotten to learn from?
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