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11-13-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JAVO16 View Post
Common, don't be intellectually dishonest after your tanking thread there. Koivu spent a couple of years in Finland and was developped by the TPS Turku organization and came to NA when he felt he could go straight to the NHL. The Canadiens simply reaped the benefits. For all the other prospects who had to pass through the process of playing with the Canadiens' AHL team, the experience was much different. You can read the interview given by one of our 1st round picks (Terry ?) to see what was going on during those years post-draft for the prospects chosen by Montreal.
JAVO,

Koivu's development curve in 1993-1995 is not related to my assessment from a few months ago, made under the assumption that there would be a season, that the Habs brass should let the chips fall where they will rather than gun for a playoff spot.

Anyhow, the point that Habs had a development problem was made by other posts before your post, without need for non-sequitur insults. Their argument is that the Habs had a development problem and not a drafting problem.

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