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10-22-2012, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
After 17 years of talking about the Montreal Canadiens online I know there to be 3 truths:

1) The future always looks brighter than the present
2) Potential trumps all reality, this years prospects are better than last years prospects who are better than the prospects of the years before.
3) The Stanley Cup formula is always believed to be Stanley_Cup = Current_Situation + Time

The truth is much different. There is nothing special about the current prospect crop (even Galchenyuk is a risk), and the team is several good management moves away from being competitive.

This team is a fixer-upper and it's going to take time and some brilliant management to get to the big prize.
It is true. Especially the ''potential trumps all reality'' part, I'm amazed to see even 2nd or later picks being rated higher than some of our former first rounder before they've done anything.

However sometimes the future is much better than the present or past. What you say applies to all NHL teams, Bruins fans probably felt that way before they won the cup and these guys were right for a change.

In the end its all about assembling the right set of guys, we have some good young players and some that are potentially, we need to make a good team out of that. Things aren't great but they aren't completely bleak either.

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