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04-25-2013, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NickyFotiu View Post
Lets say the Pens do almost everything right and are the shining example of how to do things and Slats is awful and does almost everything wrong. How come the Pens have only won 1 cup more than we have in the last 10 years or so since they drafted Malkin, Crosby, Staal and Fleury with two number one overall picks and two #2 overall draft picks? In those 10 years Pitt probably has a better record but not a dramatically better record. If Pitt is near perfect and Slats is horrible why do the records not reflect that despite Pitt having four top 1-2 picks that Slats has not had?
Seriously. I agree with this. The Pens got handed 2 of the best players in the world, and they went to the cup and lost once and then went and won. Since then, they've been every bit as mediocre in the playoffs as anyone else. Lost in the conference semis, lost in conference quarters, lost in conference quarters. Yeah, a cup is a great achievement, and going to the dance and losing isn't anything to scoff at, but if that's the example of perfect team building, that's not dramatically different than other teams who make the playoffs consistently.

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