Eastern Conference drafting in the past decade (NYR Management Appreciation)
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02-13-2012, 11:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
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I still think their drafting in the first round has been mediocre.
And the thing about not having a top five pick, it was because management refused to pack it in year after year around the deadline. Never, ever did management take the approach to be sellers, and opted instead on acquiring players mid-season to try and make a run and qualify. All this did was place us 9-12 in the East and leave us with a mid-round pick. It was a flawed approach for years and screwed the club. Additionally, they made poor first round choices. The year Hugh Jessiman was picked, my God, take a look at the first round. Throw a dart and it would have been tough not to select a star.
Everything changed in March of 2004 when they finally smartened up. Drafting after that has been above average in my opinion, so I'll give credit where it's due. But it was multiple years of awful decisions that will forever leave me with a sour taste in my mouth when it comes to Glen Sather.
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