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11-30-2011, 04:38 PM
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Compare Timmins' first round performance to that of other teams sometime. He actually does very well there too. He only has that reputation because people are fixated on the 2003 draft year (even though he got a solid NHLer that year) and have unrealistic expectations of first rounders, expecting them all to be impact players when about a third don't even become regular NHLers.
Timmins is also slammed because of the picks he didn't make, cherry-picking the best player available picked after him -- which is tantamount to expecting him to do better than the 29 other teams put together.
Don't get me wrong, I feel he's done an amazing job overall for MTL and OTT. He has one of the highest ratios of prospects who have played in the NHL.
When I say he gets flustered, I feel he has one or two players he wants to get at our pick, but doesn't seem able/willing to try and override other managers' decisions who do not have his incite into that batch of prospects.
and yes I want him to do better than the 29 other teams put together....I'm sure you do too. But he does better that 20 teams put together so he doesn't have much farther to go.
Also, it is not necessarily the choices he had made panning out or not that lays all at his feet. Player devellopment has a TON to do in how his picks turn out. That is one area the franchise has been omproving upon....slowly but improving
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