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11-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BLONG7 View Post
Yes, he should be active, like Holmgren... and Slats, GM's like that who have won multiple Cups in the last few years...
The most recent cup winners are Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and Pittsburgh. All of them made major moves prior to winning the cup.

Chicago acquired Hossa;
Los Angeles acquired Penner, Carter, and Richards;
Boston acquired Peverley, Kaberle, Seguin;
Pittsburgh acquired Guerin and Kunitz;

And that's just off memory, there's probably more. The point is, every single recent cup winner, no exceptions, had a pro-active GM. I bet the same applies to the Stanley Cup finalists, which doubles the sample size. A proactive GM is a requirement to a Stanley Cup.

Timmins is a great scout, but you can't win a cup by just giving Timmins 7 draft picks every year and hoping for the best. The good drafting has to be complemented by good signings and good trades. The idea of "building a winner through the draft" is something only ignorant sheep could buy into as a viable strategy in and of itself.

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