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01-17-2010, 03:06 PM
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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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