The case for a 1-year surgical tank for the Habs
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07-26-2012, 02:03 PM
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Except that Jack Johnson was drafted by Carolina, and traded to LA (with Oleg Tverdovsky) for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger. The Kings' run of very bad seasons was 2007-2009, when they drafted Schenn and Doughty, but also whiffed on Thomas Hickey (4th overall in 2007) and Colton Teubert (their second first-rounder, 13th overall, in 2008). Their first round picks from the drafts before that all fell outside the top ten, hardly a tank.
The Kings are a lot more like Chicago than Pittsburgh then.
All three teams needed their tanks to win the cup.
However, Pittsburgh basically won off the tank alone, the rest of their team were scraps. Chicago and LA actually surrounded their tank players with a legitimate supporting and even primary cast, from Hossa through Quick.
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