Thread: Speculation: 2008 draft , what could have been
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03-22-2012, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by HookKing View Post
I don't think so, I remember an interview with Luc where he was praying for a shot to get Stamkos.
I fail to see how that's relevant, I didn't say Luc would have drafted Doughty, I said Lombardi would have.

Everybody knew Stamkos was talented, Lombardi knew Stamkos was talented, 30 General managers knew Stamkos was talented. But Lombardi wanted a franchise defensemen, not a franchise center. He viewed them as close enough in skill that he would have been quite comfortable passing on Stamkos.

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