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01-22-2013, 12:03 PM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Detroit's path can't be repeated. Edmonton's can. That's the difference.
The 80's Edmonton? Well, the thing is, anybody on any side can cherry pick any number of examples, franchise or player, and none of it means anything as a general rule or guiding philosophy. You need a stable and smart management structure, and/or a dose of good luck along the way. The rest follows from that. Make good trades at the right times, whether they are for veterans or for draft picks, win hockey games, grow the culture of winning, cross your fingers.

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