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02-06-2012, 09:52 AM
Leo Trollmarov
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Originally Posted by number72 View Post
Sure the roster is faster, more skilled and the people inside the jersey have change but the team is not more truculent/physical/gritty then it was four years ago. And for 90% change in the roster how come there is not 90% improvement in the team. Seems like a lot of change for changes sake rather then for results.

And until this year, the team was about as competitive as those earlier teams. Three for four year rebuild is not amazing overachieving feat nor a disaster. It is an average rebuild. Average rebuild is Average.
Really, You don't see how Burke came in with literally nothing to work with and was able to turn that around in 4 years? The 2008 team was one of the worst in the NHL since the Ballard era. We now have 2 players in the top 10 in scoring, have 2 goalies with 5 shutouts in 12 games, a perfect PK in 2012 and are sitting in a playoff spot.

Sure we aren't a cup contending team yet, but to go from what we were, to where we are in 4 years is nothing short of amazing. it isn't like we got Malkin and Crosby 2 years in a row. Plus you seem to forget John "Mr.Horrible Contract" Ferguson Jr and the mess he left with players like Blake and Toskala.

I can't stand people who won't give credit where credit is due, until we win a cup. It's a very sad thing.

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