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08-22-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkGio View Post
Boston has had some of the most elite goaltending in the league for a long time.

While perhaps none of their players are considered elite in terms of points, they have some elite two-way and well-rounded forwards. And they have a lot of those borderline guys between elite and secondary. Marchand, Lucic, Burgeron, Krejci, Seguin (now Eriksson), and Horton are all guys pushing the envelope. I bet some of them would put up elite-level numbers in a purely offensive role.
That's the point I was making. If you don't completely tank out, but you stockpile picks, are smart with the picks you have and make every one count, that is what you can expect to end up with. A bunch of guys right on the borderline between elite and complementary. And a contender.

For the record, an elite goalie can come from anywhere. Once again, the Bruins' goaltending tandem wasn't a product of tanking. Tim Thomas only came into his own later in his career. Cue Ramo.

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