David Poile: Love him? Hate him? Talk Here
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11-24-2011, 01:02 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Dimas, CA
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You don't need a budget to draft. If we're ever going to compete for a Stanley Cup, it has to be with young, skilled players who you can get early in the draft. Poile never goes after them, instead opting with grinders and lunch pail types, smurf defensemen, and goalies who never end up helping us.
In the past 10 years, Poile has drafted exactly 1 'smurf' defenseman and 2 grinding, lunchpail types in the first 2 rounds.
Sure, you don't need a budget to draft, but you DO need a budget to eventually fit all those players under contract, unless you're content to see those young, skilled players fly off for nothing in free agency every year. Shoot, look at how much 25 pt Joel Ward (ok, ok, 30) was asking for this off-season!
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