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04-26-2009, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by marc-edouard grier View Post
I partly disagree with the article. Although I believe in teachers as head coach and assistants to develop players and implementing a sound coherent system, I've found patterns that lead me to believe that good players aren't all made from the day they're drafted. A lot of the players who were so called late bloomers like Duncan Keith, Martin St Louis and whoever have patterns that are closely related to those of higher draft picks who are thought of as sure shots. Also, I've found that a lot of busts could have been avoided from Marcel Hossa to Jason Ward ... I'm a habs fan ... to whoever. I can't predict all busts yet like Jason Bonsignore and Alexandre Daigle because I haven't looked in all directions yet due to lack of time, but I've cleared a whole bunch of them only based on their years before being drafted.

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