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06-27-2009, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JDM View Post
Well, I think it was development in the sense that there was not a universal message being hammered into all Kings property, regardless of what league they are playing in, like DL has implemented.

But more truly I think that Al Murray and DT's staff didn't seem to do their homework on who these kids were as individuals. The character assessment was poor. DT seemed to draft on skill and potential MUCH more than for hockey sense and leadership qualities, which are the two things DL and crew seem to care about above all else.
Good points. I pretty much guarantee that DL wouldn't have taken Boyle, Pushkarev or Corvo among others. I'd love to ask him what he'd done had he had those 3 firsts in 2003.

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