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11-10-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
That's not entirely true. The Blackhawks and Sharks in the past did pretty good with it. They also often traded with teams whose GM's are certified idiots.

He also doesn't get a pass because of the Pronger trade. He gave up a lot, took a shot, got unlucky. But that isn't an excuse for the organization to be in complete disarray. The Bruins lost Marc Savard, Phil Kessel, and Tim Thomas, and seem to be doing fine.
The bruins situation is entirely different. They didn't "lose" Kessel...they traded him for two first rounders and a second rounder. They also didn't "lose" Tim aThomas, they replaced him with a younger, cheaper, first rounder named Tuuka Rask. But they did lose Marc Savard. So I guess its kind of similar to losing your Hall of Fame franchise captain defenseman after trading a ton for him.

EDIT: Also the Blackhawks sucked for a bout a decade and a half before they landed some pretty high picks, and blew up both Stanley Cup teams after winning (which, was greatly panned around here IIRC). Also the Sharks are in no better of a place than the Flyers are. No Cups. They haven't even been to the Cup finals. But they have all those picks and prospects, right? Working out pretty well for them...

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