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10-21-2011, 09:33 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Fozz View Post
What if they had the 3rd pick in the same draft?
Cam Barker, who can barely crack Edmonton's lineup these days. The year after, Jack Johnson whose a poor 2nd unit defenseman (doesn't play defense well and notorious lack of hockey IQ).

In 2007 the 3rd pick yielded Kyle Turris who still hasn't established himself in the NHL.

2008 3rd was Bogosian, who hasn't been all that impressive in Atlanta/Winnipeg to date.

The 3rd overall pick doesn't have a history of being a surefire talent.

Top 5 draft picks hold a mystique on this board out of proportion to their true value on this board due to how infrequently Montreal has had them. The truth is that it takes years of sucking to re-coup sufficient talent to even get back into the playoffs, let alone compete.

A tank job in Montreal wouldn't be the one year dip that some are selling here. Once you commit to being that bad there's no going back and you're stuck at the bottom for a few years.

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