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06-23-2012, 01:57 AM
Coach John McGuirk
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Terrible pick, in my opinion. Like some have said, I think Shero's staff was high on him and were planning on taking him at 22, so they just tunnel-visioned and took him at 8.

I'd have been happy with Forsberg, regardless of why he fell. We need a blue-chip offensive prospect with near sure-fire upside. We are completely barren of that in our prospect pool, including Bennett, Tangradi and Kuhn. I don't think any of those three guys hold a candle to Forsberg's pedigree and upside in terms of pure offensive ability at an NHL level.

That all being said, I'd have been absolutely ecstatic with Trouba at 8. Orpik isn't going to be around for a whole lot longer, and we need a guy like Trouba in our system. He's a defenseman, yes, but he's one unlike any we have. Pouliot is just another in a long line of smallish, offensive defensemen. I just hate this pick, to be frank.

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