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02-06-2011, 11:46 AM
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From what I've seen in this thread, no one is saying that Poile is terrible at drafting. He and the scouting staff have made some great picks over the years. The criticism of Poile in this thread has been his inability to draft dynamic offense talent giving our monetary limitations. People will point to Radulov but that is the exception.
Hartnell ain't bad; dynamic probably not, but an above-avg contributor for sure. Wilson maybe - too soon to tell.
I think if you're going to criticize for not achieving that specific goal you need to break it down like was done above and look at what the teams following us did - did we miss someone they took? If so, Poile's bad, if not, well then maybe we need a crystal ball (or a hot tub time machine), not a scouting department.
I don't think we want to be as bad as Pits or Chic were to be able to draft those high picks in successive years; maybe I'm wrong, maybe we could survive being like the Islanders or Edmonton or the Devils for a few years so we could draft the Ovechkin/Crosby/Kane of the next few drafts; honestly, I don't want to find out. Sign the occasional PK or Lombardi, draft like we have, we'll continue to build a successful franchise and we will have a successful playoff run.
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