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02-07-2012, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post
Lombardi spent 5 years telling us about building from within and not trading assets unless the team is ready to be an elite team.

Now, 5 years later we don't have one Lombardi homegrown product in the top 6 forwards. Brown, Kopitar were Taylor drafted, Lombardi traded for Williams, Penner, Stoll and Richards.

Trevor Lewis is a 3rd or 4th line fixture as is Clifford and Loktionov.

Doughty and Voynov were Lombardi draft picks but he traded for Greene and Johnson.

His main saving grace is the fact he drafted Bernier and Quick.

We just fired our coach and can't trading assets now really isn't putting us over the top.
Quick was drafted by Taylor. If you believe Lombardi, Bernier and Lewis were both drafted at the behest of Al Murray and Lombardi deferred to his judgement. So you really can't give Lombardi any credit for Quick and almost no credit for Bernier.

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