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12-26-2013, 12:45 PM
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Exactamundo.

Failure after failure down through the years on up to the most recent makes me ever more convinced that this franchise has to focus on finding their own Callahans, Ratelles, Hatfields, Dubinsky's, Parks, etc. not trading them away.

There have been two exceptions: Mess and Jags.

We do pretty well when we stick to that game plan.

Culture, coaching and home grown players. That's what builds most of the perennial contenders, imho. A few outsiders added for specific purposes or outsized talent rounds out the mix.

Like Detroit adding Fredo this year.

Nash would have been the perfect addition to a team that had solid depth, leadership and an established mix. A team where he would not get the focus that he is receiving in New York....cause he's never proven he can handle it. Like a Zuccarello seems to thrive on it. Seems to want even more of it. Nobody gets that vibe from Nash do they?
The 2 exceptions being 1st ballot HoF and truly truly elite talent not that BS elite people love to throw around here.

Gretz was great for NYR tho. He was just older and didnt have a lot to work with. Im pretty sure he lead the league or was #2 in points while here.

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