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01-08-2013, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by The Red Line View Post
They weren't? Just because a team loses in the first round doesn't make them any less of "contenders". Lots of good teams get knocked out.

They had a very good record last season and were at or near the top in many if not most of the important statistical categories. This was all with significant injuries to Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Howard - their three most important players last season.

The defense woes are way overblown, people act like Lidstrom was in his prime when he retired. He will be missed but its not like he played 60 minutes a night. They will be fine without him, and finally are opening up opportunities for promising young players.

They have two of the best centers in the game, and the best coach and GM in hockey. Comparing them to the Flames is insulting. (no offense Flames fans).
Again, not comparing them now to the Flames now. I'm saying if the time to rebuild is now and you wait a few years instead when your top players are like 35+, then your situation at that time will be like the Flames now.

And that's IF you believe it's time for them to rebuild possibly, which I do but others don't. Thus the poll...

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