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07-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Habs Icing
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Originally Posted by Gabe84 View Post

Even teams like Detroit (Yzerman--in their 90s run of course) and the Devils (Nieds) won with high picks in their line-up. Sure, teams like Boston and the later Detroit team won without any of those high picks. But they seem to be more of an exception rather than a standard. .
That's where you're wrong. Most teams won the Cup without a large slew of top 5 picks - whether they held onto them or not. Many of the winners didn't have them in the first place.

Look at LA for example. The only player who was of consequence was Doughtery. Hickey wasn't around and Schenn was TRADED for a player selected at a LOWER draft pick which contradicts the idea of stacking up on higher draft picks.

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