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10-28-2003, 03:35 AM
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what were we expecting

this year folks, lord stanley, come on. We are the same team as last year
Let`s get one thing straight, you can`t turn 10 years of poor drafting, atrocious player development, some questionable timely
deals, and most of all NO IDENTITY AND NUCLEUS IN PLACE, and expect this ship to turn around overnight. This is not the NBA where one DUNCAN ping pong ball , or NFL where free agency and good drafts( where most picks play right away, and stars can be found in later rounds). In this league you must develop the core, usually through drafting( except Vancouver where their core was acquired in deals involving young players who weren`t used poperly elsewhere) , then you make those tinker deals to get you over the top. But without the core
you go nowhere. YOU CAN`T SPIN YOUR WHEELS FOR 10 YEARS AND
THEN SNAP YOUR FINGERS AND BECOME A CONTENDER OVERNIGHT.
We are not ready to take on the stronger teams in our conference.
We have too many small finesse players who must produce offensively
or they do NOTHING FOR US. Most of our players do not play well without the puck , too many turnovers, we need 110% to beat the better teams in this league.We are forcing people to play above thier heads. QUINTAL, RIVET( way overpaid) are not top 4 Dmen. Audette, Perrault, Ribs, are not ideal top 6 forwards . We have to be patient folks
Gainey will do the job in time , but we need to establish a core first.

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