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11-23-2004, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Chaos
Well you want to cut out Hatcher and Matvichuk from their Minnesota days, thats fine. But, outside of Jackman and Vagner , they havent used first round picks on d-men(excluding this past draft), and the highest they have taken a d-men besides those two has been Daley at #43(again, excluding the past draft)..so I think it goes more not even picking defensemen high in the draft rather than incompetence in developing them.
It's not about where they picked them, the team has been incompetent in the drafting and development of defensemen. There's no questioning that... but they've been successful in drafting forwards and goaltenders.

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Those guys have been all over Ellis, Ott, and Daley ever since that team started losing. Its alot easier to blame someone else's prospects rather than your own. Im actually a bit surprised he had something kind of positive about Ott.
True, a lot of them are... but "montreal" is a pretty objective guy, he's not fingering Daley for the 8 game losing streak, he's explaining Trevor's play.

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