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Old 05-13-2010, 08:59 PM   #11317
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Originally Posted by zulater View Post

Remember what it was like having wingers?
Yeah, and that team ended up doing exactly what this team did - lost in the 2nd round to an inferior opponent, except the 1993 team won the President's Trophy and was easily the best Penguins team ever, making their upset an order of magnitude worse than the Pens' upset this year. There were also 7 fewer teams in the league then, meaning more available quality talent, no salary cap and salaries in general were a fraction of what they were today.

In other words, it ain't that easy to put together that type of team nowadays with a salary cap in place, and you can't just snap your fingers and bring in a Rick Tocchet or Kevin Stevens or Joe Mullen without breaking the bank. That doesn't mean the Pens can't still bring in a couple of serviceable wingers who will produce better than Fedotenko or Ponikarovsky.
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