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04-25-2013, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by NickyFotiu View Post
Most teams try to build for the longer haul but understand that with the modern salary capped/FA NHL there is a lot of turnover so there is no one way to build in this league. They know that they have to look at the draft, trades and FA to build their teams. They can no longer just draft and wait. That is part of the reason we have some parity and a new cup champion almost every year instead of the 3-5 year dynasties that the Habs, Isles and Oilers had in the past.
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
That's my stance as well. If you read around here the past week however you will see we are a minority.
The cap, the draft %, turnover, all excuses.

Teams can have up and down years, and turnover part of their roster, but the core of what is built stays. Here in NY that starts with #30. After that it's taken 13 years to get some respectable but unspectacular cheap talent that can compete night in night out, while still having to rely on big money contract mercs as some of the most important players.

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