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03-06-2011, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
They did take Keith (2nd rd.) in 2002 and Seabrook (1st rd.) in 2003. No way does Chicago win the cup without those two. Using this logic of ignoring Chicago's most important player, you could say the King's rebuild started in 2008 with the drafting of Doughty, ignoring Kopitar's selection 3 years before that.

Not that I fully agree with Lombardi on this, but 2002 is a lot more accurate of a statement than saying 2005.
In 2002 Chicago had 96 points and in 2003 they had 79. In 2003-04 they struggled and had only 59 points followed by 65 in 2005-06. As pointed out Tallon came on board at this time. If CHIC started their build in 2002, then LA started its in 2003! So there is NO WAY DL can say we are ahead of them in terms of building.

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