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11-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Their argument is that the Habs had a development problem and not a drafting problem.
I think it has to be both... bottom line is that Savard was behind the curve in both areas. It gets impossible to really disentangle the two elements. Ryan's name gets used a lot on the draft side, but given his development path, I find that he's one of the worst cases to use for the draft argument. His was a pretty crappy draft anyway. But there were enough examples of failed top picks for us over a lot of years that clearly something was awry. It was a time when the whole industry was evolving into something more competitive and scientific anyway, so naturally there would be some leaders and some laggers. We lagged, but were not alone in that respect either, basically.

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