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02-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by wtfisthis View Post
So we should just accept the fact that the Sharks will never rebuild and be that team that fights for the 8th spot every year and get middle round picks and be stuck in mediocrity for the foreseeable future unless they get lucky?
They may tell the fans cup, but they are battling astronomically high odds against on this issue already. It is more about playoffs. Look to the teams that have rebuilt successfully and won. They had to tank for a year or two at least. TO is the classic case followed by StL. Philly is perpetually rebuilding on the fly yet fails repeatedly (although getting very close a couple of times).

I don't like most media narratives on how to build a team as they are skipping over key ingredients and commonalities. Whether the GMs know these ingredients and commonalities, who knows? Just a case in point, for how many years have we heard from Drew about how Edmonton will rise from the ashes with all of their high picks? Every year, it is next year and next year arrives and is follow by "next year" again.

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