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08-29-2008, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
What a ****ing disappointment, Bruce Graham. I'm not usually one to dwell on bad picks, but that draft was one I actually scouted beforehand, and I really wanted Booth. Oh well, can't be perfect all the time!

As someone else mentioned, I'm excited to see what Zaborsky brings. Grachev, as well, since I've never actually seen him play.
The game changed allot and no type of players where hit worse then big and slow D's and immobile centers.

For us it was even better then a zero-sum game. Guys like Dawes, Prucha and co benefitted tremendously from it. People are fast to forget; but before the lockout there basically wheren't any room for guys like Dawes and Prucha. Thoose guys very well might not have made the NHL if it wheren't for the changes.

On the other side of the coin is guys like Graham and Jake Taylor -- in a 2002 type of game it defenitly would have been easier for guys like that. We might have seen atleast Jessiman and Taylor in the NHL instead of Pck and Prucha.

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