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08-20-2012, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
If you're going to continue to make misguided '94 parallels, at least put them in context. Smith felt that the 93-94 team was top heavy, meaning they didnt have enough toughness going down the lineup. Frankly, I couldnt really blame him after what happened in 92.

You call it stupid asset management - well, I call building a team predicated on offensive numbers stupid roster construction. Weight and (especially) Gartner would've gotten eaten alive in that hard-fought Devil's series.

Besides, decisions like those didnt doom this franchise after the '94 cup. It was the terrible, terrible decisions beginning almost immediately afterward and for the next decade.
The terrible decision making was happening beginning in that 1994 season.

You don't throw away elite prospects prospects/star players for grinders or players past their prime yrs. Hence the Kreider for Fedotenko comparison.Yeah I'd be happy if we won a cup, but I'd also have the 'what could've been' scenario if we had Kreider for all those yrs. I feel the same way with Weight.

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