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07-11-2012, 03:17 PM
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I don't think there is any question that Timmins is among the elite when the discussion of scouts comes up. It is funny that people will try and criticize him for not drafting stars. Price is a star......period, end of story and Pacioretty and Subban are well on their ways, while Galchenyuk was the clear consensus pick at #3 and is in the hands of lady luck.

This nonsense about Detroit being a great drafting team is laughable. The fact is that they got lucky with Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Lidstrom. Do people really believe that they knowingly allowed a future superstar to slip for multiple rounds while they bided their time picking nobody's. To give credit where it is due you have to acknowledge that they took a bold organizational philosophy by allocating more assets to European scouting than anyone else at the time. That being said, they still drafted Europeans ahead of Zetterberg and Datsyuk who were complete flops. The wings simply threw more darts in the direction of Europe and hit a couple of bullzeye's and a triple twenty.

The reason that they aren't having any success now is because every team scouts Europe heavily and the Red Wings scouts now have to prove themselves as talent evaluators on an equal playing field........this has conclusively been a failure for close to a decade now.

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