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12-21-2010, 12:58 PM
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This is a good post but ever since the lock out its shown you don't need those first overall picks to become contenders, you need to keep your picks and develop your players. I think Calgary has been one of the worst in drafting and developing these players. Teams such as Vancouver, Boston and Dallas never went through times when they were bottom feeders but are looking really good this year. When you look at their roster they have up to four players that were drafted within the last 7 years that are roster players.
Dallas has Neal, Benn, Erickson
Boston has Lucic, Kreiji, Bergeron
Vancouver has Kesler, Raymond
Calgary has Backlund
Half these players are 2nd rounders a pick Sutter seems to have no problem trading away every season. I guess in saying this Calgary's rebuild will take a while, but the most important area is scouting and developing players that needs a major change
Kesler, Bergeron and Erickson were drafted before the lockout so they don't fit in since you were talking post-lockout... and Benn was a lucky 5th round pick... and Pardy while not am impact player was drafted in 2004 so he would fit...
so what you mean to say is its Benn/Neal vs. Raymond vs. Krejci/Lucic vs. Backlund/Pardy
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