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03-31-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Left Circle OneTimer View Post
Yeah at this rate we will never win a cup again. Fans who say tanking is for fake fans or whatever get over yourself. Almost every single team that won in the last 2 decades got their top players from high draft picks. We will never win a cup again if were just barely making the playoffs. tT the end of the day it doesnt matter if you make playoffs every year or suck for 7 years and get good picks, cup> no cup.

Which would you rather?

Lemieux, Jagr, Crosby & Malkin and 3 cups or

Make the playoffs most years and no cups?
2012 Kings: Kopitar - 11th overall
Brown - 13th overall
Doughty - 2nd overall
Quick - 72nd overall
Lewis - 17th overall
Nolan - 186th overall
King - 109th overall
Martinez -95th overall
Clifford - 35th overall
Voynov - 32nd overall

Williams, Richards, Carter, Johnson, Mitchell, Stoll, Gagne, Penner, Greene - Not drafted by Kings

2011 Bruins - Lucic - 50th overall
Krejci -63rd overall
Bergeron - 45th overall
Marchand - 71st overall

Horton, Chara, Recchi, Thomas, Ryder, Seidenberg,Campbell, Boychuk, Mcqiad, Ference, Paille, Kaberle, Peverley, Kelly - Not drafted by Boston

2010 Hawks - Kane - 1st overall
Keith - 54th overall
Toews - 3rd overall
Seabrook - 14th overall
Brouwer - 214th overall
Byfuglien - 245th overall
Hjalmarsson - 108th overall
Burish - 282nd overall

Niemi, Sharp, Hossa, Versteeg, Ladd, Campbell, Madden, Kopecky, Sopel - Not drafted by hawks

2009 Pens - Crosby -1st
Fleury - 1st
Malkin - 2nd
Staal - 2nd
Scuderi - 134th
Orpik -18th
Kennedy - 99th overall
Letang -62nd
Talbot - 234th

Sykora,Fedotenko,Satan,Cooke,Dupuis,Gonchar,Kunitz ,Guerin,Gill, Eaton,Adams - Not drafted by Pens

2008 Wings
Kronwall - 29th - Only Wings first rounder on the entire roster. rest are late round picks or players the wings did not draft

Soo yes, the pens tanked for years, almost had to relocate, stock piled on high draft picks and won the cup - the hawks got two of their best players in the top 5, after being miserable for years

other than that, its pretty clear that you are wrong. teams build cup contenders through trades, free agency, and players that are NOT top 5 picks

i dont feel like going any further, but i would imagine if i did, it would prove you even more wrong. sorry buddy

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