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12-17-2008, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by serratedmuffin View Post
Bam09 has a point. Sutter isn't a great drafter. He drafts too many tough guys and not enough skill guys. As someone who runs the draft, he leaves something to be desired. He makes up for it in trades, FA signings, and all sorts of other ways. Whether we need better scouts, or someone else to make our picks who knows. All I know is that the flames were awful for years, and now are back to respectability because of sutter. He's taken us from crap to respectable. Do we need a new GM to take us from respectable to elite? I dunno, how many teams can really make that jump? The next person we hire could be the next Don Waddell, or Button.
the reason Sutter drafted so many tough guys was to build a base and a foundation for the prospect pool. What many don't seem to realize is Sutter likes to pick low risk players, they just happen to be in the form of tougher players... when drafting skill players there is always much more risk involved and when an organization is lacking in depth those are risks that aren't always worth taking

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