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03-31-2012, 10:40 PM
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How have the Isles' constant high draft picks worked out for them?
I know. To be saddled with John Tavares would be terrible!

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I know. To be saddled with John Tavares would be terrible!
This is going to be the 5th straight season the Islanders are going to finish last in their division and well outside a playoff spot. Clearly tanking is a recipe for future success.

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If i were taveres i would ask for a trade as fast as possible. He won't win anything if he stays on the island.

Same goes for Miller on our team. Won't win a cup with us I just don't see it happen. We won't win anything as long as ruff is our coach.

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Come on Sabres win on Tuesday pleaseeee , rattled u guys couldn't pull it off against a rookies goaltender tonight but ....

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This is going to be the 5th straight season the Islanders are going to finish last in their division
You could finish last in the Atlantic division and still be in a playoff position.

Tough division.

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This is going to be the 5th straight season the Islanders are going to finish last in their division and well outside a playoff spot. Clearly tanking is a recipe for future success.
Exactly, look at how the Oilers have faired over the last few years. The Redwings on the other hand never pick high and have done very well.

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Exactly, look at how the Oilers have faired over the last few years. The Redwings on the other hand never pick high and have done very well.
That is not true. The recent teams are built on quality retention but Yzerman, the key guy who turned that franchise from a laughing stock into respectibility? 4th overall. Primeau (3rd overall) was used to eventually land them Shanahan, though Joe Murphy (1st overall) pretty much was a flop while other top 10 picks in that era didn't help them nearly enough. The Wings future successes were seeded in those struggles. That they've evolved into a destination market is testiment to how Holland runs things. It also hasn't hurt to have one of the best defensemen in history performing at a high level for 2 decades....

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nothing like finishing 9th in conference again..

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