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11-24-2011, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
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!
Don forget the goalies (3). Blum is a big smurf.

And I think you'd agree that you'd rather have Eberle and the opportunity to resign him in about 3 years than drafting another Pikard, "cause man, Eberle, he's gonna want a bunch a money one day. I'd dont think we should pay any youngsters who put the puck in the bet. I'd rather have a farm full of giant goalies."

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