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06-25-2004, 10:22 AM
True Blue
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Disappointments over the last several years

Sather has not failed yet to disappoint me. Yeah, he made some people happy w/ some of his picks, but every year he has disappointed me. To wit:
1. Taking Falardeua. Stoll was available. Falardeua may never play in the NHL.
2. Several years ago, I recall praying that they would somehow take Jordin Tootoo in the 3rd round. Sather took Garth Murray. Now I like Murray, but would have prefered Tootoo.
3. Last year, my top choice was Phaneuf. When he fell, my backup was 1) Getzlaf 2) Nilsson. Sather took Jessiman. I like him and admit that his top-end is probably more than Getzlaf, but I would have preferred the latter.

And now we have this year. To me, if either Olesz or Ladd are available at #6, Sather has to take either of them. Not trade down, not take a Stafford becuase he scored well on his psych. test and his uncle was Sather's equipement manager. However, if the previous years are an indication, that's exactly the way Sather will go.

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