July 1 2009 : Bob can't let us down this time
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03-06-2009, 10:28 AM
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The important thing is that the organization has the opportunity of changing the face of this team. Letting go and adding core players with different styles should be their philosophy with all these UFAs.
To many speedy and skilfully players, signed and drafted in the past and not enough diversity, IMO.
By the way, Timmins should take a look at Zach Kassian and stop taking the best player available to target specific needs; Hamilton and Montreal are stacked with BPA and need physical and mean guys.
That's the mentality that led to the first round drafting of guys like Turner Stevenson, Terry Ryan, Matt Higgins and Jason Ward in the 90's.
This is not the NFL, where draftees are 23-24 years old and in their prime or close to it. Most NHL picks take at least 3-4 years to pan out. Drafting to fit an immediate need will usually only pay off if you have a top 5 pick. Even then, it's still probably not the best choice to make.
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