We all know this team's story, but a quick review of some of the highlights can't hurt. So, after making some strategic draft, trade, and free-agent moves, they've emerged into a contender. In fact, they're the odds on favorite at the beginning of the season. They make the playoffs, and, no championship. The next year, they have one of the best regular seasons in NHL history, surely, they will win the Cup now. Nope. They fizzle in the playoffs. Beaten by, what many believe is an inferior team. Fans are furious, the team dejected.á They ask, "How can we ever get over the hump and win this thing?" The captain, the guy who was drafted by the team and eventually made the center piece around which all other parts are placed, is severely questioned. Rumors of trades persist.á "Maybe we can't ...
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