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12-01-2012, 01:46 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
No, actually, it doesn't. What it comes down to is building a contender.
Your right, the goal is to make a team a contender as opposed to simply making the playoffs and getting bounced in the 1st round. However, IMO we are no closer to being a contender now as opposed to 7 years ago, the key pieces STILL aren't here which is a) an elite goalie b) a top centre/depth down the middle c) a team defensive system and d) gritty bottom 6 players.
Yes, Burke has added skill (Lupul, Kessel, Phanuef, Gardiner) but really he has not once added any substance to this team which is KEY to being a contender.
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