The General is back! The Quest for 9th is on. (Habs win 4-1)
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03-11-2012, 12:23 AM
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My point is that drafting 1st or drafting 10th isn't the difference. The difference is the GM, the guy whose job it is to build a team.
The Capitals are a team stacked with top end talent, and they can't put it together. The Oilers have drafted great young players and are struggling to put it together.
I can accept that we haven't made any Stanley Cup appearances since 1993. I can accept that it may seem mediocre what this team has achieved (or not) in the past decade. But, I don't see the fixation with losing a few draft positions when you get to see your team win.
Get a good GM, and good things will follow.
Agreed, but you can put more chances on your side with a higher draft pick. Just look at the list of top 4 picks of the past few years...
2011: Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog, Huberdeau, Larsson
2010: Hall, Seguin, Gudbranson, Johansen
2009: Tavares, Hedman, Duchene, Kane
2008: Stamkos, Doughty, Bogosian, Pietrangelo
2007: Kane, van Riemsdyk, Turris, Hickey
2006: Johnson, J. Staal, Toews, Backstrom
2007 was the worst, but I'd take any of these forwards (Turris is at the bottom of the list) on the Habs any day of the week.
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