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01-28-2010, 02:50 PM
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An elite goalie, an elite forward and an average defense almost automatically makes this team mediocre. The pieces you add determine whether they will stay mediocre, be a good team or be a great team.
The Boston Bruins did it for years. Granted they had Bourque and Neely, but they certainly didnt have star power at forward. They had three full lines of muckers and grinder and a decent goalie in Moog.
We also did it in 2006. Jagr, Nylander, Henrik and a bunch of pluggers and grinders with a no-name defense.
To me, it's a matter of effort. It's already been established that all these guys have NOTHING to prove. Callahahan and Avery are the only guys whose work ethic can never be questioned. The rest of the team, including the rookies and gaborik, are suspect.
Brooks is right. The team is corrupted
the locker room, not the front office and behind the bench
Scipio, it seems to me you're describing competitiveness. Effort level being equal, more often the not the team with the slight talent edge will win out. Boston hasn't won anything in donkey years and we're well into our second decade without a realistic chance of achieving greatness. Not to mention, the on ice product will be pretty boring with dump and chase, clutch and grab defense first hockey. I would take a skill team over worker-grunts every day of the week.
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