The Science Of Building A Winner

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Mark Willoughby in NHL
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Building a winning team is as much art as it is science. Blending experienced veterans, untested rookies, and players added via trade or free agency is akin to a chemistry experiment in a science lab. Although you have known individual components, the final outcome once they are combined can be surprising.

Our resident mad scientist, GM David Poile, has built this version of the Predators using all of these components, rookies, veterans, and acquisitions. The outcome of this experiment is a work in progress. But so far, the season has started looking as if the experiment will yield success. It is instructive to look at the components of this team to see how they have blended on the ice.

The Predators are typically not going to be a team that makes headlines with free agent ac ...

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