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10-11-2012, 07:29 PM
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Also, a question I'd pose to you guys: While Connor Murphy finally seems to have gotten over the injury bug and looks to be an elite talent from the few reports we've seen from him, does anyone else wish we had taken Boone Jenner instead? Boone went 17 picks later so it might have seemed like a bit of a reach, but I remember being on twitter that day and all the reports I followed had circled in on Jenner and Rocco Grimaldi as possibilities with our first pick. Given the way Jenner has exploded this year and the fact that Lucas has chemistry with him playing both in Oshawa as well as on Team Canada, I'd have liked to see those two worked their way through our system together.
I was pissed that we passed on Puempel and Jensen. I would have been happy with Jenner or Phillips but I wanted nothing to do with Grimaldi. Now, however, I wouldn't be happy that my team spent a first on any of those forwards. I like Jenner a lot but I don't see an outstanding NHL career in his future.
Connor Murphy is showing his true potential now, despite the rediculous list of injuries he's dealt with. It was bold picking him at 20, but no one can question the pick at this point. Makes me wonder if Keith Gretzky should have been kept.
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