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11-15-2004, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Prucha73
Yes I always thought he will be a bust, but he isn't yet, there is a big difference.

You better check your Bertuzzi stats again, (hint: look closely at the years) Also remember which GM drafted Bertuzzi and who was the GM when he was there for most of the time.
In your book he's already a bust and that's why your throwing out every superstar to play the game to push your opinion to be other people's reality when it certainly is not the case.

You can't site #1 and #2 overall players who were the best talent available in their respective draft years and hold Hugh up to their standards b/c he isn't a player on that level and may never be.

Does that make him a bust??

If he turns out like a Guerin or a Doan I'd be overjoyed.

You keep riding him for not being a 19 yr old Lindros or Forsberg.

And as far as who Bert's GM was, who gives a F?Look at who our GM is!!!

Todd's deal was he was a very talented player when drafted who obviously didn't have his whole package put together in his early years and took some time to figure out how to make his skills and size work to his advantage for him and Hugh is in a similar boat.

Todd took many years to make it happen and Hugh may take just as long or not reach that level at all but at THIS point your calls for bust are nothing short of ridiculous.

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