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12-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Johnny Hoxville
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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
I actually dont have a huge problem in not taking Weber. My problem is with the scouting staff taking the so-called best player available instead of drafting to organizational needs. A scouting staff that is unaware of organizational needs is as useless as boobs on a nun.

In the year prior Ramholt didnt put up many points in the Swiss leagues either. But imagine if the Flames took Richards and Bergeron (centre depth being an organizational weakness) instead of Phaneuf / Ramholt.
This, given our weakness and lack there of at the centre position in our system for a quality guy, why is it that Sutter waited as long as he did to try and draft a guy like Backlund? In his first year on the scene that should of been accessed that was a huge weakness of the Flames (really this could of been accessed in a day). Going into the draft Sutter should of made it a priority to target players to draft at the centre position instead of waiting 5 years to finally grab a guy like Backlund. Backlund still may be another 2 years away before he is ready of being a capable 1st line centre.

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