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01-17-2010, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post
There are plenty of teams out there that contend for the cup that dont build by tanking.
Right. And how many of them have won a championship?

Also, of those who didn't start with a core of top players who were acquired via top-10 picks, how many have stayed consistently good for eight to ten years? Because that's also what we're talking about here.

I think your list will be short indeed.

In any case, no one has claimed that there's no other way to build a championship team. Having top players acquired by selecting high has proven the most consistent way of doing it. The history is really quite clear on that.

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