View Single Post
Old
01-20-2007, 08:35 AM
  #63
dedalus
Registered User
 
dedalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,215
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowrunner View Post
Pre-lockout, it took 7 long long years of losing to force them off this track.
See I don't think it forced them off their normal track - or to be more precise, I think it forced them off their track for one week: the week of the fire sale. That was a team that was trading FOR Jagr just weeks before that trade deadline. I don't think that even then they had any desire for a sustained rebuilding. They simply took what came their way: a quick fire sale because there was nothing else to do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowrunner View Post
The question is how many years of mediocrity will it take this time around to get out of it?
This shows you more optimistic than me. I don't think they'll ever do it. I don't think they committed to a different philosophy in 04/05, and I don't think they ever will. If they HAD commited to a sustained rebuilding, you would have seen Jagr and some other vets moved last year.

dedalus is offline   Reply With Quote