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01-22-2011, 05:01 PM
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Moonlapse Vertigo
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Originally Posted by taunting canadian View Post
The biggest differences between the Oilers and Islanders rebuild:

1. The Islanders rebuild has been going on perpetually for how many years? As much as some like to downplay any success the Oilers have, the team did have at least one successful season in recent memory, and a few other playoff series wins. The Islanders haven't won a playoff series since Al Arbour was coaching.

2. The Oilers don't have Wang. It's not entirely clear that the Islanders ownership will shell out the dough necessary to sustain any level of success, should their prospect pool turn out well. Katz has demonstrated a willingness to spend to the cap for ****, so surely he'll spend as needed to maintain an actually competitive squad.
Those "differences" remain to be seen.

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