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05-15-2012, 06:55 PM
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fairly well as of late, recent young FA's and draft gems include Hansen, Tanev, Lack, Sweatt both B & L, Volpatti, etc
Really? you think the Canucks are "fairly well" when it comes to drafting and developing?
I don't know where to start with your comment, but I'll start in the order you listed the names
Jannik Hansen - Possibly the only draft pick that gives you credit, as he was a super late pick that has decent success in the NHL
Chris Tanev, undrafted - so the scouts dropped the ball already, (to be fair so did 29 other teams), only reason the Canucks re-scouted him was because Dave Gagner used to be the kid's roller hockey coach and remembered he was decent.
Eddie Lack - Undrafted - again, scouts dropped the ball, Lars Lindgren this time stepped up and brought him to the attention of Vancouver's scouts.
Bill Sweatt - Was drafted by the Blackhawks
Lee Sweatt - Undrafted, and to make matters worse, is retired and a financial advisor now.
So... your list really isn't a good list if you're saying the Canucks scouting staff knows how to turn picks into players...
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