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11-01-2012, 11:27 PM
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For the most part i agree... bad owner-bad team.
But i find it hard to believe that there's enough good talent for 30 teams let alone 32
Then I don't think your standard of what constitutes "talent" is reasonable.
You can easily run a 32 team league right now talentwise as long as you aren't insane enough to think that the fact that every team in the league isn't the Red Wings means there's a talent shortfall.
The presence of "have-nots" is less relevant than the question of whether it's possible to get off the list. Teams like the Predators and Lightning have proven that this is very much possible.
Meanwhile one of the NHL's former crown jewels is the New York Islanders, and they by any reasonable analysis should be a "have" except for mismanagement and extenuating circumstances. There's more to why teams struggle than "bad hockey markets" or "not enough talent."
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