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06-09-2013, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Hackett View Post
That's ridiculous if true. One of the reasons that the wings went through 20 years of perennial stanley cup contention is because they were more proactive in bringing former soviet players to the NHL. In comparison, the habs were the ones lacking vision by not tapping into that talent pool.

The Wizards of Ov were instrumental in turning the wings around.
Exactly, the Wings took plenty of inspiration in their tactics from the 70's Habs, but innovated on top of that, pioneering European scouting and adding elements from Russian hockey. Yes, there's things every good team has, but you need to do your own thing on top of them

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