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01-11-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Jigger77 View Post
If the Habs keep sucking those guys aren't going to develop as well though. Being part of a wining culture from the onset in their NHL careers is incredibly underrated around here. You have to learn how to win.

That's why this tanking stuff is nonsense in my personal opinion. Well, one of many reasons anyway.
It's underrated around here because it's meaningless.

You think Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't develop well last year?

You think Kopitar and Brown didn't develop all those years that LA was out of the playoffs?

You think Crosby didn't develop in his rookie year when his team finished in the basement? Ovechkin?

And so on and so forth.

Players will develop just fine if they have opportunities. The advantage of a strong team is to have players to pass the puck to and from, and to be able to experience the playoffs. But we are the team we are. A basement team. It will have to do and we can start making noise in the playoffs in 2015-2016.

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