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02-19-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
. I really hate this notion. You win cups with Crosby/Malkin, Toews/Kane/Hossa, Datsyuk/Zetterburg/Lidstrom, or a hot goalie like Quick or Thomas and with Chara or Doughty at peak form in front of them. It might be nice to have a good shut down line, but it would be there to complement the great players who are what you really need to win a cup. Selling the farm for a complementary piece is dumb.
Elite shutdown centers are the one thing every team to win the Cup since the lockout has had.

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