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11-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Originally Posted by
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Possibly never again, considering how few teams in this league manage to constantly be contenders every year.
The Pens have a once in a generation player, another top 5 player, a great supporting cast and possibly the best coach in the league. And are loved by the league itself. Don't hold your breath seeing that anywhere else.
red wings, sharks, canucks, caps, pens... all teams that have navigated the cap system and managed to build around their obviously talented stars in a way that allows them to be contenders on a longer than 1-year basis.
Pens are great b/c of their stars, but also b/c of coaching (as you point out), AND management (shero has masterfully built his roster up around his two 8.7M stars). how good the pens have been even without Crosby/Malkin is a testament to that.
we have mediocre coaching and management, we get mediocre results... pretty simple.
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