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04-05-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
...On the other side of the coin, though, this is one of the youngest teams in the league. There are 19 players drafted by Poile who have, at one time or another, played on the roster this year. The young guys are only going to improve, and if they don't there are more young guys getting closer. Even if we can keep Rads but not Suter, the core is solid for years to come. Other teams are looking at falling off. The Preds are looking at getting better and better. This organization is back to a point where it could seriously turn into another Detroit-type club with continued success even while other teams are stuck in the cap-created rollercoaster of rebuilds-to-contenders-to-rebuilds and so on.

Sometimes it isn't enough to be good. You have to be lucky, too. Let's hope we are both going into next week.
This is a great point, TMI, that is what I have been thinking. This team has built a solid young core and they are getting forged into a top notch young contender. They could be set for a fairy tale like run.
But think about it - what, 7 years of 40 wins? check.
High percentage of drafted players? check.
Several prospects ready to step up? check.
Stable front office? check. Local ownership? check.
Increasing profile in community? check.
Improved attendance? check.

I mean, the table is set here. Lot to be proud of...

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