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04-25-2013, 12:15 PM
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NikC
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
The salary cap is a hindrance, but if you spend the money on the right players then you can field a competitive team year after year. Look where the perennial contenders invest their money. They retain the core pieces and build around it with cheaper FA's, role players, and a steady cycle of other home grown pieces.

Say what you want about the Pens and their tanking, but Ray Shero has done a spectacular job of building that team to be competitive year after year. He has fantastic supporting players and keeps the talent pool stocked in the right places. He also spends the money he has in the proper areas.

Each year we field a team full of mercenaries, spend the year wondering what's going wrong, and then scrap it and build a new squad on July 1st.
you can say a lot about the pens and their drafting as if it takes skill to inherit the best players in the world at all of your most important positions. 3 #1C's Not to mention a closed door draft for Cindy. it sure is easy when you have top young talent, signed at reasonable prices, making outside acquisitions more prudently and cost effective.

I'll give the players on that team props for their talent, but i can't believe you would stoop so low as to champion that welfare franchise and kick $hit at the team you follow. You're assessment of this team currently is nothing more than exaggeration

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