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06-03-2008, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dedalus View Post
Naturally. Because those who panned that draft at the time and in the years subsequent were shouted down. They were told time and time and time again, "Don't you know ANYTHING???????????????????????????????????????? You have to wait FIVE YEARS before you can judge a draft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Very well. Five years have passed. Let us evaluate it under the criteria established and with the benfit of time. Let us not ***** that it's a beaten topic. Let us do exactly as we have been urged to do by those who once whined that it was being judged too quickly. In fact, they should be the FIRST to offer up their commentary - even though they seem to be first to call for an end to the discussion now by complaining that it's beating a dead horse.

So. Five years having passed, how was that draft for the Rangers? And like it or not, the feature of that draft, as all others, is the team's first round pick.
What board did that take place on? Because it certainly wasn't this one. This board has always been dominated by the doom-and-gloom troop that seems to view ultimate success as Sather being publicly flogged. Usually it was S.O.S. and a few newbies against the world.

I was extremely underwhelmed with the Jessiman pick but I do not see what the problem was with waiting to see what happened. The predictions on this board are rarely, RARELY accurate, otherwise we would still be out of the playoffs and our center depth for the last decade would have included (at least one of) Lundmark and Malhotra. Speaking of our '98 1st rounder (the original "Wait-and-see kid") would Jessiman becoming a bottom six player on a terrible team constitute a "told-you-so" success as it did for Manny? Fingers crossed.

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