Thread: Speculation: Edmontons 2012 pick
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06-01-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by orangeshinpads View Post
Q: How long do you think that the young core can be on a badly loosing team before it has a long-term detrimental effect on them?
I don't know that it affects elite athletes. I don't think it's something that can be proven. However there are many examples of players who played on terrible teams for years and ended up being some of the best the game has ever seen.

Some post-lockout retirees who started on terrible teams: Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman, Joe Sakic.

Current players: Roberto Luongo, Duncan Keith, Jarome Iginla...I'm sure there are many more.

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