Central Division Talk

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Re: Central Division Talk

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:58 am

That's not so different from the run the Stars had from 2006 to 2014 going into and coming out of the near-bankruptcy era. Unlike the Blackhawks today, the Stars then were able to improve despite a near decade run of *poo poo* drafting because they had miles of cap space to use to pull off lopsided trades. Unlike the Stars then, the Blackhawks had an empty cupboard because they were trading picks and drafting really low as part of a run where they won three Cups.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:30 am

Yeah, our cupboards are both equally bare, except their bellies are full with three Stanley Cups.
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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby ToddM » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 am

I think probably most Cup-winning teams get into this post-championship funk, where they draft like *poo poo* and trade 1sts at the deadline to recapture their lost glory. For example, over that same time period of 2011-16, here are the Kings' 1st round drafts:

2011: None
2012: Tanner Pearson (traded)
2013: None
2014: THE Adrian Kempe
2015: None
2016: None

or Pittsburgh:

2011: Joe Morrow (traded)
2012: Derrick Poulliot (traded) and Olli Maata
2013: None
2014: Kasperi Kapanen (traded)
2015: None
2016: None

Ironically, now that all three of these teams are now bottom-three lottery teams, one of them will probably get to draft Jack *fargin'* Hughes.

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Re: Central Division Talk

Postby cdanew » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:09 am

Wasn't it Mark Cuban who said the worst position to be in as a sports franchise is in the middle?

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