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11-29-2012, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
The other thing to remember is that his was the first draft post lockout IIRC and both he and Cogliano were supposed to represent the new NHL, smaller/more skilled players with speed. However the bottom line is that neither guy proved to be overly great picks and IMO showed yet again how our scouting staff thought that they were smarter than they really were.
I don't really think it's a case of outsmarting themselves, I think it's just spotty talent evaluation. Not really that mad about the Chorney pick looking back at it, they hit on Jeff Petry a year later in the 2nd round. You're not going to hit on all your 2nd round picks or even late firsts. At that point it's less than a 50% chance you're getting an NHL player.

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