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03-13-2012, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Columbus has also done a terrific job killing their prospects. Exhibit A is Steve Mason. I've told the story a few times already about the scout who was on Center Ice and talked about what they did to ruin him. I can only assume they've done that with some of their other picks.

Sometimes you get the right player but he winds up in the wrong environment (Wickenheiser) gets hurt (Erik Johnson) or the club ruins or damages his development (Kyle Turris.)

Even still, top five picks pan out far more often than anywhere else.
What happened with Steve Mason?

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