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11-06-2003, 08:53 PM
Kirk Muller
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Superstars are nice, they are a luxury, but are not a pre requisite to winning. I don't know if there is a single guy in this league who could get Montreal into the playoffs this year or make them a contender. Winning teams are made up with winners, not just one or two of them.

I am more interested in Montreal finding talented players, not necessarily superstar or even star talent, who have hearts of winners. Guys like Mike Fisher, Ethan Moreau, Craig Conroy, and Brendan Morrow. None are exceptional talents like Jagr or half the Ranger roster, but all have heart and soul, players who will sacrifice to win. That is what makes a contender.

Teams like Detroit, Colorado, Dallas, Ottawa etc are successful because their so called Superstars are backed up with these kinds of guys. Why do you think one of Andre Savards biggest reason for drafting guys was character. That is why he drafted guys like Higgins, Perezhogin and Komisarek. Even Kastsitsyn is known for playing the game with a passion. He knew this team lacked character, but he was buying time with these guys until the future was ready, and if a Superstar emerged, well all the better.

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