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07-17-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
The uber-successful franchises always make moves to win now, but continue to keep an eye on the future. Thats where the Rangers of the mid-90's fell short.

I think this argument is morphing into a generic "keep young players, build chemistry, create longterm success, and that ='s multiple cups"

Maybe it does - or maybe you turn into the St. Louis Blues of the 80's and 90's.
I'm not saying moves shouldn't be made to win now, I'm just saying that we shouldn't make moves that will handicap us going forward. The playoffs are too flukey, and as we've seen many times, the "best" team can get bounced in the first round if just one or two things go wrong. Always focusing on long-term competitiveness is how you hedge against the uncertainty of the playoffs by giving yourself a wider window than just one season.

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