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02-07-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingHigh28 View Post
As far as Holmgren's "record", let's be real for a second: Holmgren took a team whose core was assembled mostly by Bobby Clarke and they went to the finals. They lost in the finals because they didn't have a #1 goaltender. Holmgren did NOTHING to remedy that situation. Then a year later, he blew that team up and brought in a 30 year old goalie after the fact to add to a rebuilding team. As far as putting us in position to win the cup every year, I'd totally disagree. Until 2011, we never had a goalie capable of winning the Stanley Cup and after 2011, we've been far to young a team to win the cup.

I'm sure you'll just accuse me of revisionist history and of being a master of hindsight, but I held the same views then that I do now.
I'm the biggest Bobby Clarke fan on this board and let me tell you something - the 2010 wasn't assembled by Clarke. It was assembled by the astute scouting of Paul Holmgren. Clarke's job was made incredibly easy by the work that Holmgren did.

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