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08-21-2011, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by neofury View Post
Sounds like an interesting idea honestly. I like how this team is stacked this year. We have a ton of depth in case of injuries, even Aaron Palushaj could make the jump hence why I don't think Pouliot was ever considered.
Gauthier/Gainey are trying to create a culture of proessionalism and winning on this roster. Players who don't buy in (Latendresse, Sergei, Pouliot, Grabovski) are dispatched and players like Gill and Darche are kept.

When an organization successfully creates a winning culture (Red Wings, Patriots, Spurs) it is easier to bring in highly skilled but high maintenance players who then have little choice but to conform to the winning team-first atmosphere. We are not there yet but are well on our way.

I love the direction that the organization is headed......just have to tolerate the bean-counter posters who can't find a metric to quantify the value of intangibles such as these.

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