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05-14-2008, 08:26 PM
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Bullsmith
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Wings are awful as far as quantity of picks in the NHL are concerned.....but they've been a force for the past how many years now because of guys like Lindstrom, Datsyuk and Zetterberg.
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No contest that the quantity is downright impressive. But I would trade all of our 2003 draft picks for the Philly draft right now even if Philly could end up with only 2 picks in the NHL....
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.... Timmins would rank quite up there anyway.
Fair points, but they just remind me that Timmins sure does rank up there. Those picks are rare and spectacular successes. The Detroit 3 are some of the greatest draft steals of all time, and the Carter/Richards year was a very, very rare gem. Sure I'd trade all our picks for Philly's (now that we know to pick Carter and Richards) but not many other teams out-drafted Timmins that year. Or most others. If we came up with a top-five pick somehow, I'd trust Timmins to pick a winner over about 25+ other chief scouts. And nobody's better at consistency right now.

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