What Does This Team Have To Do To Return To Greatness?
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02-07-2013, 02:19 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Greatness is more about timing than anything else.
Look at Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles; former NHL floor mats. They didn't follow the same path back to prominence, but the one thing they do have in common is that a lot of the players they'd been developing emerged at the same time.
That's how teams end up getting ahead. It's one thing to trade assets to make a big splash (see: New York Rangers); it's another to build towards a goal and then suddenly Duncan Keith is a top-10 defenseman, or Tim Thomas is an elite goalie.
But that's greatness.
General success is achieved through astute day-to-day, year-to-year operations. More than anything else, the Avalanche need to establish an identity.
You can't add a slew of young finesse forwards and compliment it with a defensive populous that's almost exclusively veteran journeymen and expect fans to have faith in the organization's direction.
Not after four years of mediocrity.
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