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02-25-2007, 09:16 AM
nexus of the crisis
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Imo we are not a cup contender even if we got an established veteran, so we are sellers. It's better to build for future at this point. Somebody said that it's better to start rebuilding when we're out of playoffs... Well, I think if we go on like this we'll be an average team for years.
I think such an attitude completely underrates the quality of our current prospects and young players, as well as the demonstrated acumen of our scouting staff. If we retain our key UFAs and keep developing and drafting kids just as we have been these last few years, I think it's awfully pessimistic to think we'll be "an average team for years". It just seems like such a defeatist attitude to me.
And I don't think anybody thought that Edmonton was a Cup contender last year either... that might seem like a broken record by now to the seller camp... but bottom line, it has become a reality in the modern NHL. The right team on the right roll can have great success in the playoffs. Why voluntarily bow out before even taking that chance? None of it adds up to me.
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