NHL Template of Success Part One: History Always Repeats Itself

July 27th, 2010 by Evan Bogris Leave a reply »
What do successful teams (judged by their ability to contend for multiple Stanley Cups) such as the New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Philadelphia Flyers all have in common? A philosophy that has proven successful; the knowledge that history repeats itself.

No, this is not a History 101 lecture class, but I will utilize the old cliche' that we all heard from our history teachers, "This class is important because history repeats itself and we must learn from our mistakes!" Hopefully I won't have to slam a textbook on a desk to wake you guys up from your afternoon siesta as my teacher had to do many times for me, but I digress.

The point I'm trying to make here is that utilizing our knowledge of historical successes, and failures, can prove beneficial in various aspects of life; in this case the National Hockey League.

How can history play a role in a sport where actions/decisions are made in split-second fashion on the ice in the present?

Structure. Every team is built upon a different foundation decided mostly by the general manager and the playing style of players. It's what makes each team diffe ...

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