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Can the Copycat, Go Your Own Way

I'm out of town on business for a couple days, so here's a quick piece I found interesting. One of the most banal articles you see in just about every sport is the "everyone else is going to copycat the champs" analysis, whereby (in the current perspective) NHL teams would be wise to get big, tough, and refrain from making a major acquisition at the trade deadline, as the Anaheim Ducks did this spring. Of course, those writers forget that trade pickups like Doug Weight and Mark Recchi played a key role in the Carolina Hurricanes' Stanley Cup championship of 2006, but hey, that's ancient history, right?

Instead, we finally have a refreshing voice that talks about organizational commitment, and that following through on a long-term plan is perhaps the key to continuing success...