Benoit Pouliot: not tendered qualifying offer (June 27)
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05-12-2011, 07:34 AM
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Good article....odd how things work out at times. If we had a higher pick than Minny we would never have Carey Price. Also says Bob Gainey had say in first round. Many say it is Timmins but back then team was drafting much better in later rounds than first, I always suspected Gainey having the choice with first pick. In Gainey's early years as GM we had some major mistakes in frist round. Kostitsyn, Fischer, Chipchura, but late rounds were one of most successful teams.
When has Gainey told anybody that he was planning to draft Pouliot if he was still there?
Also, in the 1st round I'm sure GM's have a say, but the picks are still 80-90% influenced by the scouts and head scout. If a GM likes a guy but his scouts see red flags and don't like him, I doubt that team drafts him.
Thirdly, how is AK a "major mistake"? Drafting Hugh Jessiman is a major mistake, not drafting a guy who has 84 goals the last 4 years. Sure they may have missed out on better players, but the draft is not an inexact science unlike what some posters here would have you believe.
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