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03-16-2013, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Hansen View Post
When we refer to Chicago's Cup team, I assume we're not referring to picks like Cam Barker and Jack Skille. Neither were on the roster when the Hawks won in '10. You're going to list 11th and 14th picks overall... really? Not the lottery as the first poster referenced.

The team that won the Cup had two high picks: Toews and Kane. The next highest was Ladd, who they traded for. After that it was Seabrook at #14, a mid first-rounder.

They built their team through the draft, in-house development, trades, and free agency. In other words, pretty much every avenue possible.
Who's to say the Oilers don't eventually make similar moves? The point of bringing up Cam Barker is that he was drafted 3rd overall in 2004. 2-3 years later they were still in a position to draft Toews and Kane. Six years after their first top 3 pick they won the cup.

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