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06-25-2011, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
You echo my feelings...I see a lot of "boom" potential in the first four picks, which is what I think many fans want to see. These are not the days of taking a Jessiman. There is already a strong stable of solid young players and prospects. If some of these kids fully develop to their potential, we may have the higher skilled players this organization has been lacking. Plus, they all appear to come with the tag of "hard workers", which fits in with the current direction and mindset.
Exactly. They left some kids on the board who might have been "sexier" picks in terms of how often they were discussed, and how many YouTube videos are out there, but these kids we took are all very skilled forwards. It just so happens that they all have the other criteria our scouts are looking for: Work ethic, character, and two-way ability.

Very pleased with how things went.

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