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09-05-2009, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Whites House View Post
No, you're right, adding 3 players (Pronger, Niedermayer to boot) and your own coach does not equal building a team.

But what Burke has illustrated so far that has been impressive is:

1. A Plan
2. A team philosophy
3. Not sacrificing future assets
3. The ability to attract highly touted free agents (Komisarek, Beauchemin, Gustavsson, Bozak, Hanson)

This is very possible, and so far has shown Burke's experiences in the past are coming through and it makes us feel he is "building" this team the right way.

Sure, I can't disagree. Truth is nobody can really tell what's going to happen and which team is going to win on any given year. Luck and momentum swings seem to pave the way some years, while other years one team is just that much better than another (i.e. Ott vs Ahm or Car vs. Det).

Regardless, I just look forward to seeing a more balanced eastern conference and some more competition between the sens, leafs and canadians. The arguments of which team is better - well according to each respective fan base, they're all the better team, which says to me that this should be a fun year to watch them battle it out.

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