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03-28-2012, 06:24 PM
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Then we have to give Al credit for Bernier then, right? Or are we going to give Dean the credit for the good pick and Al takes blame for the bad one?

I still have a hard time believing that Lombardi didn't have final call on these picks. Taylor and Murray's view on drafting goaltenders is a lot like Lombardi's views on drafting wingers in the first round. And it's hard to think Dean would have traded the 2nd best player on the Kings for a draft pick that was going to be made by a lame duck scouting director.

Either way, whoever made the pick should be criticized for taking such a limited player that high.

Lombardi flatly said that he had zero time to scout the kids available. What's so hard to understand about that?

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