Apr. 25, 2019
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New York Rangers
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Knuckl3s</b></div><div>Poile calls it a "competitive transition" which after witnessing how things went under the previous Canuck regime, I don't think there is any such thing in this league. There is only a limbo of mediocrity. Dallas looks like they're gonna be stuck there for the foreseeable future, St. Louis might be headed that way as well, Minnesota is waiting out their storm. It's not a bad thing for a team's core to age out and then bottom out from a results standpoint. If anything, one might call it a blessing as it promotes smooth means of transitioning between phases in the competitive cycle.
I don't think trading Ellis was indication of consideration to rebuild, I think they legitimately were hoping that Phillipe Myers could become an impact player with a change of scenery, but that experiment obviously didn't work out. Next thing you know they're paying a 2nd rounder for Jeremy Lauzon lol</div></div>
I see most of the central division, Nashville, Dallas, Minnesota, Winnipeg, and st. Louis (until they won) in the same light as San Jose before they traded away pavelski. Solid team that could make the playoffs any given year. Nobody's really afraid of facing them but one year they get hot and make a deep run. St Louis is the only one that stayed hot and won it all. All of them are more likely a 2nd round exit most years.