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03-01-2010, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by brtriad View Post
Your hate for Tallon is completely unwarranted. Say what you will but he drafted well, and he traded well. Kane and Toews were not gimme picks. There are no gimme picks. We could've ended up with Kyle Turris and Peter Mueller.
Tallons high draft picks were so slotted accordingly for him he had no choice but to read the name.

He also busted out on Barker when he had the option to trade down, Toews was a gimmie pick and rumors still run around he wanted Staal. Kane was the best offensive talent in his draft, there was no way Tallon was going to take Turris or JVR, both players are nowhere near as gifted as Kane. Dumas gets over looked on account of the Pulford years where Bob got the final say on the list of five Dumas gave him, but wasnt restricted at al afterwards and then suddenly the Hawks drafted better.

Duncan Keith= Dumas pick. End of.

Tallon takes credit for drafting the gimmie picks, but this team was built by Michel Dumas thru the draft. And trading for Patrick Sharp= Dumas, Versteeg= Dumas.

Lets not get carried away with exactly what Tallon brought to the table.

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