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06-02-2008, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan View Post
Why do we always say that Carter would have been a better pick than Kostitsyn? I can understand for Getzalf, Richards and Parise, but Carter?!?! It's not like he's a beast out there. He's a tall lanky center with skills, but that's about it. I think Kostitsyn will end up to be the best player between the two.

And why are people so negative about the Kostitsyn choice? He's one of the best player of the first round, so we should just be happy. And Richards wasn't really supposed to become an offensive player at the NHL level, and like someone said, Getzalf was lazy. And it's funny, because those two players went way after our pick...
In the end, drafting, as tough a job it is, is not picking the best guy out there at the present moment. It's evaluating who might develop better in the future.

As far as Getzlaf being lazy, being a reason to not pick him, we should not have drafted Urquhart either for that specific reason as well. Not even taking into effect that he lacked passion, lacked grit, didn't have the greatest skating, there was way too many question marks to chose him that soon.

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