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06-27-2011, 03:21 PM
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Whitesnake
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Originally Posted by Habnot View Post
One last time WS - I enjoy reading other opinions, especially one as informed as yours and Snake for example. What I object to is the arrogance that often accompanies the remarks; as if guys that do it as a hobby know better than the amateur scouts.

As an aside, why would you consider Hudon a worthwhile prospect? Have you ever seen him play? He had his best year as a freshmen at Choate and last year he had a meager 10 goal production. I understand the skating and physicality but he has subpar hockey IQ. As a matter of fact, for someone that has seen him play since novice, this has always been his Achilles Heel.
But again, where's the arrogance? I have an opinion. Yes, I go as far as having strong opinions on guys I like and strong opinions on guys I don't.....so what? People in here have strong opinions ON ALL THE SUBJECTS....yet, seems that there's a police mostly for the drafting and development issues...I don't get it. As a matter of fact, I've seen Hudon play before and live this year. Happened to be around visiting friends with my wife and decided to go. While it's just 1 game, that I have followed his progression through friends and all, I liked what I saw. Not the greatest IQ in the world, absolutely, but he could have had way more points the game I saw if he had the chance to play with adequate linemates. But I didn't pick him at #1 did I? He's a 4th rounder...maybe at best a 3rd liner....don't see how it can be a problem. That's why he fell down 'cause he has all those attributes but then, the biggest attribute of them all, IQ, is questioned. But you know what.....I DON'T HAVE THEM ALL RIGHT. You can be totally right and I'd be wrong. If Timmins is allowed to not have it all, pretty sure that with the limitations that I have, that I'm also allowed to have them wrong....and we all know I did. Besides, you have to tell the whole story as far as the list you talked about....That list was a list for the 4th round....look at the rest of the draft after that list, and I didn't miss 100 players....So as much as I like doing it, and feel strongly about stuff, I am often wrong. And once in a while right. I just have fun doing it.

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