Thread: Draft By Need ?
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06-12-2011, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by durojean View Post
I'm a firm believer that development is a lot more the cause of our poor drafting than the draft in himself.

There's a reason why the Detroit prospect always seem to be good. Yes they have talent, but they are also given there chance.

If you draft a first line player, but never put him there, you won't ever know if he is able the be a difference maker.

One of the good example i have is Jeff Skinner. If the habs had drafted him, he wouldn't be in the nhl right now and we would be still wondering what he could become.
How has our darfting been poor? If you look at all 30 teamns I'm sure the habs are easily top 10...and that was without the benefit for 4-5 top 5 picks like Pittsburgh Chicago Phoenix Florida LA NY Islanders St.Louis and Tampa Bay have had during the last 10 years.

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