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07-10-2011, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Em Ancien View Post
Subban isn't quite there yet to be honest. But most people who complain are usually talking about a superstar up front.

And the fact we didn't get one in 2003 when we had the 10th overall pick is usually the biggest knock on Timmins.

I'm not so big on the Timmins bashing, but there is some merit to the criticism of our lack of production in the 1st round AND our lack of solid top 6 players coming from our system in his stay (then again, we dealt 2 top 6 guys from Belarus for what amounts to Greg Pateryn at this point).
2003 was Timmins' first draft, so I can understand the failure a bit (though I'll add he did get Sergei with a 7th...). If you read what turnbuckle has said on the subject, he wanted Getzlaf initially. I know Savard wanted Carter. Both great choices, it's just too bad we ended up with Kostitsyn, even though he easily has the talent to be a perennial 30-40 goal scoring 70-80 point forward.

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