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07-10-2011, 08:09 PM
Em Ancien
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Originally Posted by Little Nilan View Post
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.
To be honest, I was pretty happy with the pick at the time. Kostitsyn had wrecked most of the 03 top prospects at the U18s (namely Carter and Getzlaf).

It's actually pretty hilarious that a falling BPA was actually what cost us a great player.

Then again, a lot of people hating on Timmins for the 03 draft we're hanging on Steve 'the next Mike Bossy' Bernier's balls.

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