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08-05-2009, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
this is why i have trouble with the word "rebuiid". what does that even mean?

i always assume every team is always rebuilding. every team is constantly changing and trying to improve.

every team is trying to "rebuild" as fast as possible and win the cup as quickly as possible. burke and the leafs are no different.
Not sure about that statement and it's probably the reason for the entire rebuild/retool definition debate.

Quick few examples:
  • J.S Giguere had the leafs as one of their teams on his NTC list. He IMO is the superior goaltender vs Toskala and Gus, this year and probably next.
  • The Kings could have signed a legit goaltender over the last 3-4 seasons but often opt to going with youth and the pains that come with it. Even with their self imposed cap they would have been able to fit a legit #1. Khabibulin/Roloson vs acquiring Ryan Smyth. The Kings have taken the longest possible route in their supposed rebuild.

Burke could mortgage a hell of a lot more to "win now" but so far hasn't.

It's a tricky debate because both sides have a valid argument.

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