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10-26-2003, 06:52 AM
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i think the comparison is fine actually.... when people compare the teams, they are genearlly comparing them over the past 10 years, and during that time ottawa has SCHOOLED edmonton in drafting

now, i think the oilers drafting is finally coming around.... we have a bevy of young guys in the system that could be good plays, but we wont know really know for a couple years if these players are gonna pan out

imo, the REAL reason for ottawa being so far ahead of edmonton in drafting is the fact that ottawa was *so* bad for a few years..... while edmonton has strugled with mediocrity... basically if your gonna be bad, you might as well be REALLY bad and get a top 3 pick for a few years in a row, this allows you to pick some VERY good talent to rebuild your team around.... be the fact that edmonton has been picking arond 15th for the past 6-7 years, we dont get a shot at the "franchise players", we have to hope for our mid-1st round picks to work out.... this is not good, since mid 1st-round picks are a crapshoot at best most times - couple that with the fact that edmonton cant afford to keep its UFAs or get other teams UFAs and we are in a really abd position

you see other teams (like tampa bay for example) can afford to keep their players that pan out, while edmonton gets rid of them..... basically as long as the current CBA exists and edmonton keeps drafting in the middle of the pack, we will be screwed..... its a tough thing to accept, but its true... maybe we will suck thisyear and get a shot at the 1st overall in the lottery

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