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11-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by CBJBrassard16 View Post
It's not all about that. Davidson is going to change the culture and demand winning. He also traded a lot of picks in order to have assets NOW for the Blues on their upswing.
And that has exactly what to do with finding talent across the various rounds of the draft? Edmonton and Montreal both created a winning culture and a demand for excellence, but both saw their dynasties undone by years upon years of poor drafting.

At least with Columbus since 2007, there are still a hell of a lot of guys in the system who look like they'll be NHL players. St. Louis has a lot of guys who are not NHL players, never will be NHL players, and whose value is so low that they'll never be able to be traded for NHL assets at all.

"Culture" doesn't mean a damn thing if there isn't the ability to locate talent, which St. Louis under Davidson did a poor job of (and Columbus under Howson has done a much better job of).

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