Would you be upset if the new GM did a rebuild?
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04-11-2012, 11:13 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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It's been painful watching the Oilers get the first overall pick three years in a row, just as it was was painful to watch the Penguins get Malkin and Crosby. (Sure, the Caps won the lottery and picked Ovechkin ahead of Malkin, but that hardly made a difference.) Not even Chicago was as lucky, since their first round gem, Kane, isn't Crosby, Malkin, or Ovechkin. Of course the Bruins made out like bandits when they traded Kessel to the Leafs and got more than just Seguin.
The only unexpectedly lucky break the Habs have enjoyed in recent years was drawing the fifth pick in 2005 and getting Price. They have the third selection, their reward for futility, but none of the candidates likely to be available to them is a can't-miss superstar. The Habs won't be able to trade the veterans currently on their roster for very high draft picks, so, without a run of great luck or a stroke of genius on the part of trevor Timmins, the rebuilding process will take time. Meanwhile, Edmonton will have had a big head start. The Bruins' dominance in the Northeast division will wane with the aging of several of their mainstays, notably Thomas and Chara, but the Penguins' stars and superstars will be around for a long time.
Subban in the 2nd round was pretty "lucky"...
Streit, Halak, S.Kost all as very late picks turning into quality top-6/top-4/#1 players was very "lucky" as well, just too bad our management team squandered 2 of them.
luck is very much a matter of perspective, and an excuse used in the place of much needed accountability.
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