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05-16-2014, 01:15 PM
Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by Joe T Choker View Post
He literally inherited two of the best players in the game, he was brought in '06 ... Crosby (8.7 x 12) was drafted 1 year earlier and Malkin (9.5 x 8 years) 2 years before he got there, re-signed MAF 7 years-35 mil, Letang 8 year-58 mil
Yeah, which is why it's really tricky to evaluate what he's done. Did he win a Cup because of the players he inherited, or what he managed to put together that season? Should he have won more? Is it still a major accomplishment considering the player he inherited? All good questions IMO.

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