Habs management doesn't get it...(umpteenth toughness thread)
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08-30-2011, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Nova Scotia
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I always tend to agree with LG, who argues well and not with anger.
If you don't like tanking, then at least we MUST find another way to get top 5 picks.
That is what people are just not understanding on this site. We have to have top 5 picks over a few years to contend. We really do.
That is exactly what LG is proposing above, and that is exactly what we have not been doing, for years.
One top 5 pick in 25 years is SAD. It is shocking. Inexcusable. There are
some cunning trades that can be made every year to increase your chances of at least a top 10 pick, and higher, every couple of years. Desperate teams. Contenders that need just one piece. On and on....
I know everybody here hates the old timers, (scre-w you by the way), but Pollock consistently and constantly went after high picks. It was his first order of business.
Result? Dynasty. Yeah he had it easier with high Q picks at first, but
he understood the system he was in,
identified other team's weaknesses, and capitalized, again and again. That is the least we should expect these days as from our GM as well.
There are very few GM's that will trade a first rounder anymore, let alone a possible top 5 pick......it always takes two to tango to make this happen, and unfortunately there is only 1 Brian Burke who will make these kind of deals....
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