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01-03-2011, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ARS View Post

What you're essentially arguing is that if Muckler's drafting was better Murray wouldn't have made the terrible signings and trades that he did, which doesn't make any sense.
If Muckler left us with more players we may not have even had to go after guys in free agency and trade...or we may have had more expendable prospects which would create more flexibility in the trade market.

He's on the hook for the guys he signed, this isn't a defend Murray thing but we are an example of how this can work. If you draft well you give your team more flexibility in the trade market...or it means you don't have to resort to those inferior methods of building a contender...most teams that build contenders do so in the draft for the most part anyways.

I mean if Brian Lee was Marc Staal we may have never had to bring in Kuba or Campoli or Picard or whoever in the first place, this is just an example but I don't see how it doesn't apply. Or maybe Marc Staal is packaged with Nick Foligno and a 1st a couple years ago for a player that is actually proven and very good when we needed to fill a hole (with Campoli) because Brian Lee wasn't an NHLer 2-3 years removed from his 9th overall selection. Again, just an example.

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