Thread: Confirmed with Link: Nikita Filatov to Ottawa for a 3rd Round Pick
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06-25-2011, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by wooten View Post
lol @ anyone thinking this is Howson's fault

I love ya, Coug, but the only thing I could hold Howson accountable for is that he should've traded him when he first threatened to go to the KHL. Would've gotten a better return then, but he, like many fans, hoped that Filatov would grow up and realize some of his potential.
The mistake Howson made was drafting him in the first place. Many of us thought it was a mistake to spend a #6 pick on a smallish, Russian then. I candidly think the CBJ were caught by surprise when Toronto traded up to get Schenn.

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