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12-15-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Moskau View Post
Players don't develop in a losing environment. I don't understand why that is so hard for a lot of Buffalo fans to grasp (I'm not saying you don't, just that many around here don't). During the 2003 lockout it wasn't Vanek or Roy or Pominville leading in scoring. It was Chris Taylor. And I bet if you asked them who helped them the most that year they would say the extended coaching staff and Chris Taylor's veteran presence.
Detroit has been one of the models for player development...but their AHL team has sucked for quite some time now. It would seem to go against your argument.

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