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06-19-2011, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Provolone View Post
Spare me... lets look at their drafts since 2003.

2003 Mark Stuart 1st. Patrice Bergeron 2nd
2004 No 1st. David Krejci 2nd
2005 Draft Dman in 1st rd. that doesn't make it, Matt Lashoff.
2006 Phil Kessel...leads to Tyler Seguin n 2011 X draftee. 2nd Milan Lucic 3rd Brad Marchand

Those are the impacts. Tim Thomas fell into their lap, like King Henrik fell into ours. Sorry, but the majority of Dmen picks taken in the 1st round is what has hampered the NYR growth. Go forwards. Look at that 2006 draft, that won a Stanley Cup...take it in fellas. Something to contemplate for the next few days....
I'm a little lost with your post. The idea or strategy of building from the net out is different (or at least can be different) then draft strategy.

Boston has no home-grown D-men or goalies on their roster and just 5 (Bergeron, Lucic, Marchand, Seguin, and Krejci) home grown forwards.

In order to be successful in the NHL you have to have a pretty strong Goalie (Thomas/Raask), have a good D (Chara/Seidenberg/Kaberle/Boychuk), and then be deep down the middle(Bergeron/Krejci/Marchand/etc). Boston had this. They made a successful cup run because of a combination of trades (Peverely/Kaberle/Seidenberg/Kelly/Horton/etc), UFA signings (Chara/Ryder/Recchi), and drafting (Bergeron/Krejci/Lucic/etc).

If anything, Boston shows that you can't just build from the draft, but have to make smart trades, draft decently well, and make the occasional big UFA signing. It still does show that a team needs to build (overall) from the net out.

Look at Chicago: They had a hot goalie (Niemi), a very good D (Seabrook, Keith, Hjammerson, Campbell, etc), and extremely strong down the middle (Toews, Sharp, Bolland, Madden).

Look at the 2009 Pens: In net they had a very good MA Fleury. On D they had Gonchar, Letang, Orpik, Goligoski, etc. Down the middle they had Crosby, Malkin, Staal, etc.

All these teams made successful cup runs because they built from the net out and they did so by a combination of drafting, trading, and UFA signings.

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