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02-07-2013, 10:24 AM
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Cup or bust is a bit extreme, because, no matter how good you are, you need to get the proverbial breaks (like the Pens in 2009 not seeing a top end defensive team in the East and having Datsyuk playing with pretty much a broken ankle in the finals). Me . . . I go by 1/2/3 as you cite above.
As usual I worded that in a clunky way. When I say "view the team from a Cup or bust perspective" I mean when evaluating talent and needs. A better way to phrase it would be viewing the roster with the Cup in mind. I think most people view it as "Do we have a good team or a bad team" and you have to go far beyond that.
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