What Does This Team Have To Do To Return To Greatness?
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02-07-2013, 10:22 PM
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No. That type of thinking is why this was so ****ed when Sherm the Werm got the job. The goal needs to be winning a cup as soon as possible and winning as many of them as possible. That takes a long term plan when you're building a team from scratch, and barring Staz and Duke's corpse, that's what we've had to do.
Your disagreement here is over semantics, not ideas. I was in no way suggesting that rebuilding does not or should not take time, but the #1 priority at any stage of the rebuild has to be moving the team closer to the Stanley Cup (which we are in agreement on). You can't make every team a Stanley Cup contender in one off season, but you can get every team closer. And I don't see that coming from this front office at all.
The Zanons and Hunwicks, those are treading water moves, not long term team building moves. Extending Sacco after missing the playoffs two years in a row, with very few players progressing in their development and some seemingly regressing, again, just smacks of a front office content with mediocrity.
Does anyone honestly detect a drive, a hunger to win another Stanley Cup from the decision makers on this team? What I see is a drive to assure the team doesn't lose money and a desire to take care of Lacroix's good ol' boys network, placed at a higher priority than developing young players. Where does the Stanley Cup fit into that?
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