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12-19-2012, 08:19 AM
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ManByng
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really. rushed along? if an 18 year old is judged by professionals running a major sports team and professional scouts to be NHL ready, how exactly has the player been "rushed"? and you don't send a player back to junior because he's perceived to be "too small". how does that HELP his development? Nugent-Hopkins proved he belonged in the NHL and was runner up for Rookie Of The Year....he was hardly "rushed"!

even though the draft was designed to help the weaker teams try to compete, you'd like to see Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boston, Philly and New York get high draft picks every year? doesn't seem fair to the teams that need help the most does it? and the above teams have the advantage of being able to sign star UFA's or trade for star players that won't sign or agree to be traded to places like Columbus or Edmonton. and PLEASE, stop with this garbage about how the Oilers or any other team have "intentionally" been trying to lose! that's total BS. maybe on video games you can make instant winners, but during a FULL rebuild like the Oilers have had, winning just takes a painfully long time. the fact that the Oilers say they still need a top end center and top end defenceman proves this.


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