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07-06-2010, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Valhoun View Post
I almost blocked out the memory of the Klotz pick. It still sickens me that people in this organization thought that there were only 65 players better than him in 2007.
I didn't understand how anyone in the organization could defend that pick when it was made, and I sure as **** don't know how anyone could even attempt to defend it now. The guys the Flyers employ as scouts are professional talent evaluators, right? It should tell you something when the kid himself wasn't even expecting to be drafted (Klotz was sleeping when the pick was made and thought someone was playing a practical joke on him when he got the call). Obviously, hindsight is 20/20 and who knows if the guy the Flyers had picked instead of Klotz would have panned out. Still, that doesn't excuse selecting a guy in the 3rd round, who, by all accounts, was on the fringe of getting drafted at all. The Flyers weren't outsmarting anyone, except for themselves.

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