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07-26-2012, 06:19 PM
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No they shouldn't. Your argument is idiotic to say the least. It takes more than 2 years to grow up a fresh new core. Also, you won't hit all home runs over the course of the rebuild. Plus, Edmonton is very much a team with less UFA attraction power than others, making any rebuild longer and harder.
Edmonton is not an example for what you are talking about. They got hit by Stanley cup final blues and then they couldn't make it stick again(that's where the bad moves happened), decided it was time to clean house. They did, this takes 5 years just to refill and then 2-3 more years of growing up.
I'm from Quebec city, I know what I'm talking about.
The rebuilt started in 87 and the cup was won in 95, in 92-93 the young team surprised everyone. I feel Edmonton is getting close to that point now.
Edmonton with their age:
Hall(20)- RNH(19) - Eberle(22)
Yakupov(19) - Gagner(22) - Hemsky(28)
Honorable mention: Magnus Paajarvi (21)
They should be a powerhouse? You have to learn a few things when everybody on the team is 20-22 years old.
Also, last year they had to deal with RNH and Hall missing good parts of the season, without having much to replace them at all.
Columbus is a mess, Edmonton never was. Edmonton HAD to take the long road.
So being from Quebec City makes you an expert who is 100% correct in everything?
And thank you very much for continuing to make my point with what I highlighted at the end of your post.
Injuries to their "superstar" draft picks.
Fans need to lose the obsession with losing in order to get a top pick. All it takes is one injury to lose the value of that pick.
The focus in Montreal is where it should be right now. New Management and a new approach in coaching styles.
As someone posted earlier, the season hasnt started. Kick back and watch how this year progresses with all of the changes. Who knows, you may get your wish.
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