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02-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Haute Couturier
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Originally Posted by Rick Deckard View Post
This statement annoys me ... there were 29 other teams who didn't draft him, and there were 210 other bums who were selected instead of him. The Flyers weren't able to sign him because the CBA somehow still makes a difference between European and North American players, thats the whole story.
It doesn't matter what 29 teams did or did not do. The only thing that matters is their own scouts' opinion of him. They had him graded as a 3rd round talent. It's a steal any time you have the opportunity to take a 3rd round talent in the 7th. There shouldn't have been a debate because it is a no brainer. It's a simple failure to choose a player that lacks NHL tools and would have went undrafted over the kid you rated as a 3rd rounder. This puts their decision making into question whether or not Hyka pans out. That's not even mentioning the fact they were completely unaware that they could not sign him under the CBA which is another failure of theirs.

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