And the price of those three division titles (and the subsequent first-round flounces) was the absolute destruction of the team's developmental system through trades and shitty drafting, and a bunch of bad money that new management had / has to deal with. Hendry mortgaged the future in a vain attempt to win with a marginal core that basically lucked into / fell ass-backwards into the playoffs during those runs, and it was absolutely the wrong way to go.
I wasn't arguing that. But it was what he was brought in to do. Win now... well you have to trade something for that. I just never thought it was particularly fair to give the man the job, tell him how to do it, then complain later on when it blows up in your face. But life's not fair... 2-5 is testament enough to that.