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05-10-2011, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
In that context, is the reason we haven't built a winning team because of our drafting or our UFA signings? I'd argue it's the latter... In that case, the brunt of the criticism should be related to the UFA signings and not our drafting, which I feel has been above average.
They aren't separate issues. We haven't drafted an offensive difference maker this decade, and that has forced us to overpay for crappy UFA players who are overrated as well as overpaid and underwhelming.

Obviously the crappy drafting doesn't excuse the UFA bombs but we essentially tried to fix our terrible 1st Round picks with terrible UFAs.

Either way, the results have been awful, though there is reason to hope. Though there was reason to hope 3 years ago with Korpikoski, Sanguinetti etc.

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