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10-25-2010, 03:50 PM
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Stej
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I still consider myself a Howson apologist (although my patience is starting to wear thin).

Coles notes theory:
Budget Team = Build through draft and be patient + Re-sign players early and hope to hell they pan out (see Brassard, Derick)

If you want to make your pyramid bigger, you start out by widening the base and work your way to the top. I'm hopeful that our increased depth at the AHL level will begin to trickle up to the NHL level sooner rather than later.

I also recognize that there are 30 GM's all clamouring for the same valuable assets. Trading assets is a zero sum game folks which makes it really hard to significantly improve at more than a snail's pace (luck aside). Add to that the fact that we're not exactly a free agent destination.

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