Im just interested because in lieu of the Burke firing theres been a lot of talk about the Leafs wanting to do just that (dont turn it into a Burke thread, please).
So the question is, what exactly is a proper rebuild, and how would you go about it? And are there any more examples of teams that have done so and won?
You look at Edmonton, and last season, their top 4 scorers and 3 of them were top 10 picks, one was 22nd overall. Is the name of the game just suck so long, load up on top-10 picks, and worry about salary when you get to it?
Pittsburgh essentially had the same situation. Malkin, Crosby, Staal, Whitney, and Fluery all within a relatively small stretch of time.
Is this whats considered a proper rebuild?