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07-29-2012, 05:45 AM
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I love Lafleurs Guy and his fan boys. They advocate a tanking strategy and yet give no proof of their lame brain idea.
Since the turn of the millennium we've had 12 Stanley Cup winners. Why don't we look at the top 5 prospects they landed in the years before they won the cup. I went back 15 years.
L.A. (Schenn, Doughtery, Hickey) 1
Bruins (Seguin, Kessel, Thornton) 1
Hawks (Kane, Toews, Barker) 3
Pens ((Staal, Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Whitney) 5
Wings ------------------- 0
Ducks (Ryan, Christov, Vishnevsky, Kilger, Tredevisky, Kariya) 1
Canes (Jackson, Ladd, Staal) 2
Lightning (Svitov. Lecavalier, Langkow, Gratton, Hamrlik) 1
Devils (Niedermayer, Guerin) 1
Wings (Primeau, Murphy) 1
Avanlanche (Warriner, Lindros, Nolan, Sundin) 0
Of those 12 last Stanley Cup winners ONLY 3 teams had two or more of their top 5 picks on the team when they won.
Hawks with 3, Pens with 5, Canes with 2.
So these guys are asking us to tank on the grounds that 3 out of the last 12 Stanley Cup winners had more than one top 5 pick on their roster.
Next time you guys come up with a lame brain idea, please do some research before you decide to post.
Tanking guarantees nothing except a top pick which may or may not turn out to be of any help in winning.
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