Ev wrote:wprager wrote:Ev wrote:wprager wrote:Has there been a Cup champion in the last few years who didn't have either a top-3 from a good draft or some very fortunate picks/trades?
Pittsburgh: Crosby(1st), Malkin(2nd), Fleury(1st)
Chicago: Kane, Toews
LA: Doughty(2nd), Gaborik(2nd)
Boston: Horton(3rd), Sequin(2nd)
Boston is a bit of a stretch since Seguin didn't play that much for them (but did contribute) and wasn't Horton injured and not really a top player by then?
Anyhow, the Sens simply haven't been *really* bad for a long time. Their last 1st overall was the recently retired Chris Phillips (not a good draft year).
we have Bobby Ryan at #2 and Kyle Turris at #3.
So all we need is a late-blooming Vezina-winning goalie and a 6'9" Norris winner. Mind you, the Bruins went out and got Chara as a UFA, which is the one things that we have not done (and, no, $5M for Kovalev and whatever we paid for Gonchar doesn't count).
All I'm saying is, you were saying look at these teams who won they cup, they all had Top 3 picks in their lineup. Well, so do we, and we didn't have to lose to do it.
Having said that, "Tank for Yak" was a great idea.