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11-04-2013, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
The 'rebuild' is a totally moving target to suit the person talking about it.
I guess, but the word "rebuild" implies a plan or at least an intention to suck and reap rewards through the draft.

A team that targets high-priced FAs, goes after old players or tries to plug holes and sucks in spite of these efforts is not rebuilding - they just suck. A rebuilding team doesn't do the Penner offer sheet, sign Khabibulin or try to sign Hossa to a long, restrictive contract. They just don't.

Flames rebuild, for example, didn't start with drafting Baertschi. It began with trading away Iggy and JayBo.

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