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Boston signed Chara and Savard as UFA.
Savard is no longer with the team and apparently neither is Thomas.

Going forward though they've got Tyler Seguin and Rask plus whatever else they ripped the Leafs off for. They've got a great future there.

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Philadelphia traded a first round selection for two upcoming UFA. Thats surely not rebuild-like.
But dealing away Carter and Richards was.
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Ottawa (last year) could have traded Gonchar, Alfredsson or/and Spezza.
And I think they would have. They dealt away Heately and probably would've done some more but they performed better than expected.
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Minnesota is/was a perennial bubble team, too.
They're not rebuilding. They just blew a bunch of cash on a bunch of FAs.
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I dont want to emulate them. Im not talking about what i want.
They avoided rebuilding. They explicitly said that rebuilding doesn't make sense and then did the opposite.

And now they're going on year 9....
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If you cant understand that no one wants to take that road in the current situation league-wise, (which is quite different from the one of ten years ago, by the way), well, im afraid that im just not clear enough.
It's not that you aren't clear. It's that you don't understand what's being said.

Teams are going to do what they're going to do. I never said that every team wants to rebuild. Most don't. That's why it works.

I'm not saying we're going to do it either. I'm saying we SHOULD. Two different conversations.

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