David Poile: Love him? Hate him? Talk Here
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11-26-2011, 12:48 PM
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Not totally sure why it's a complaint that Josi is inexperienced. That's generally how one's career works. You work for your opportunity then when you finally get it you're inexperienced. No big deal.
As far as hindsight goes, I think fans as a whole are extremely quick to assume that the same things would happen in a different situation. Not the case at all. Let's say we draft Eberle and he gets injured twice and people are like "oh man what a fragile joke of a draft pick. We're at it again with our terrible drafting." What if Shea Weber was drafted by another team that hampered his progress and he was never able to evolve into the player he is today? What about Rinne getting picked by someone else and maybe he's still hanging around the AHL, or even Europe? Things don't just magically stay the same in every scenario. Hindsight is a great thing unless people assume the wrong stuff.
gopreds19 makes a good point. I questioned his argument, and he did the same to me because I essentially contradicted myself.
w/r/t the rest of your post, I agree wholeheartedly. It's easy to assume that X player will do the same thing regardless of environment, but often times the very same people who hold tight to this assumption also have the opinion that Trotz is an offense killer.
With that said, I feel as though Poile has done a fair job. He drafts based on team needs rather than letting the glitz and the glam of certain prospects lead him in a direction that is not necessarily where the team needs to go. He understands not only team needs, but the organization's ability to develop certain types of players.
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