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05-25-2011, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan Ellis Problems View Post
You're really missing his point.
I get his point. I just don't agree with it.

Mike Ilitch built a winning team by spending money in a time when money equalled success. He treated his players well and invested in player development more than many teams in the NHL. That lead to success, and success is a major player draw as well. These are things Pegula is doing, and to say that those are copies of the Red Wings playbook would be accurate.

However, what about today's announcement mirrors anything that Ilitch has done? We've already established that Pegula wants to make sure his players are treated great. That isn't news. Pegula is building a world class facility for his players, which isn't something the Wings have done. So I dispute how anything that happened today is 'borrowing from the Red Wings playbook'.

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