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02-27-2013, 01:57 PM
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Der Jaeger
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Originally Posted by TehDoak View Post
You can build a championship team without bottoming out. You really can. Look at Detroit, look at Anaheim in 07. Top picks don't guarantee success either.
It's possible to build without bottoming out. But LA, Chicago, and Pittsburgh did bottom out and won a Cup with the players they picked. Even the Red Wings, who rebuilt off lower picks, began their rebuild in the early 1980s by bottoming out. They got Yzerman out of that situation.

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Cups aren't won by hording top 5 picks. Cups are won by careful planning, finding someone who can build a team that will succeed in playoffs, and a bit of luck.
Pittsburgh might think otherwise.

Sure, every method to rebuild has risks. There's no sure thing. But in Buffalo's current situation, there's nothing wrong with bottoming out and getting a game breaker. Step backwards to go forwards.

There's also nothing wrong with being a Sabres fan and wanting that to happen.

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