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02-13-2013, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by petrocelli View Post
And meanwhile some people on these Islander boards argue as if it is a proven mathematical formula that a certain amount of rookies in the lineup means 4 years until you make the playoffs, 5 years to actually make any noise, etc...
Careful about falling for the Chicago trap. They rose to power on the backs of a young core BUT the difference between them and us is Toews, Kane, Keith, & Seabrook, followed by excellent secondary scoring that has been mostly traded away. They drafted:
1) Top pair of franchise players and they clicked immediately.
2) Top defensive pair with one franchise player & they clicked as well.

We have one 1st line franchise player and Hamonic followed by kids that represent depth. That is always going to fail.

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