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09-05-2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by caley View Post
Jeez, you guys are touchy. Still, I know the team was poor, but there were better options than the players who were on the ice. Pittsburgh knew what they were doing when they finished near the bottom of the league, accrue top young assets and let them grow together or find someone with money to bring in free agents. Just like Washington shortly thereafter or most recently Edmonton, there were factors that lead them to the bottom of the league, but those weren't teams who were designed to be playoff teams, those were teams who were designed to accrue good young assets.
Still missing two major factors. Pens had no money to lure anyone to the team and you cant tell me that a group of professional players are going to tank and lose on purpose just so their GM can get a better pick. If you look at any professional sport about 80-90% of teams always go thru "dark" periods. Some more often and longer then others especially if that city is in a smaller market.

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