The Brown Knight wrote:RoyalDude wrote:You build your teams at the draft and in the UFA market. During the season if you are struggling, you are fucked. It's a league where you can't re-tool on the fly.
Colorado Avalanche acquired Patrick Roy in 1996 during the season and won the cup that year
Sharks acquired Joe Thornton during the regular season in 2005 and went on to become one of the most consistently successful regular season teams in the NHL.
Oilers acquired Dwayne Roloson at the trade deadline in 2006 and went on a Cinderella cup run.
You forgot a few.....
LA acquires Carter and Richards and a new coach.....one of the fastest runs to the Cup ever. 5-4-5-6.....they lost 4 games all playoffs.
Calgary acquires Kiprusoff, runs to the finals with glass slippers and is suddenly the heavy favorites to win it all for the next couple of seasons.....even though they only had two noteworthy players in Kipper and Iginla, and a decent but slow as shit defender in Regehr.