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08-11-2010, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nyrfan444 View Post
I really hate to be Mr. "Tin Foil Hat" conspiracy theorist, but I really don't think it's unrealistic to envision some kind of organizational pressure playing into the pick to the point where Gordie had to back down/compromise - we all know Torts loves his "jam" (see the Brash and Boogey signings, the reported Neil offer last year, McCue trade, etc).

And let's be honest the NYR hype machine could spin any pick/scenario; the board was up in arms on draft day and now most people are happy with the pick.

Who knows.
By all indications they pretty much let Gordie run the show... Sather is just there to work trades should they need to move up or down in the draft...

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