Thread: Prospect Info: ...and the cupboard is empty!
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02-24-2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Whiskeypete View Post

his poor choices in the top three rounds since 2006 have put him and the team in the position they are today. you have to stop the bleeding at some point, in order to save the patient.
Not to defend DL's draft picks here, because really you can't judge a draft fully for a few years so there's a limited selection of top three picks to evaluate, but I think you're off base a bit.

Yes, DL's had some flops like Hickey, but he's had some hits too like Bernier, Simmonds, Doughty, Voynov, Clifford and Schenn in the first three rounds. Even Lewis, while not a great value pick, isn't a total bust. At 134 games he's still played more games than 12 other first round picks from that draft year.

That's six players in four drafts that look good. And Moller and Hickey haven't been completely written off as NHL players either (though Hickey will not live up to the 4th overall billing I agree).

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