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05-14-2008, 08:26 PM
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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.
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....
.... 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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