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12-01-2012, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 4evaBlue View Post
And how many teams had a worse set of assets 4 years ago?

I give Burke props for attempting to make things happen instead of heading to the back of the welfare line a'la Tambellini.

Could have, would have, should have, the team is better than its record indicates.
The problem is that leaf fans simply dramatically over value their prospects.

Go ahead and look at old threads about our prospects from four years ago. (The threads have been re-posted here many times) The majority of leaf fans are talking about how fantastic our prospects are compared to the previous GM's tenures.
Of course, the prospect ranking sites (correctly) thought our prospects were pretty mediocre.

And now the exact same thing is happening. Nothing has changed. Leaf fans (and only leaf fans) think we have elite prospects. Other fan bases and prospect ranking sites still think they're utterly mediocre.

If you say "Yeah, but we have better skilled players on our team now" I'll simply point out that we just finished 5th last with our "team full of super skilled players."

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