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05-22-2012, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Also worth noting is that Claude Giroux was passed over in the OHL draft which is why he ended up in the Q. Size was also a factor.

Kids definitely get overlooked. Akeson was another.

That said, I don't just give Johnston the benefit of the doubt. The organization though has earned it for now.

Yeah you have Pither and Harper and Hostetter. However you also have Read and Bobrovsky and Manning and Gustafsson and Zolnierczyk and Holmstrom.

I'm currently in "wait and see" mode before I critique too much. Holmgren has earned some scouting brownie points recently.
I absolutely agree with everything you said here. As far as the signing goes if this guy is one of those "potential diamond in the rough" type signing then I'm all for it. But if we blew a contract on a Bordson or Row replacement or something I'll be ticked. That is part of why I loved the Roe signing so much last year. He helped the Phantoms and didn't cost a Flyers contract to do so.

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