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12-23-2012, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by HabsByTheBay View Post
To be fair to him, Serge had been living off some strong 80s drafts for several years. I think looking back we can all agree the organization was getting very stale.
Serge did an average job between 1990 and 1994 with the drafts. He had some mediocre first round choices but did a decent enough job at finding third and fourth liners. He seemed to always find a good player in the later rounds (1990: Craig Conroy, 1991: Brian Savage, 1993: Darcy Tucker, 1994: Tomas Vokoun). The 1992 and 1993 Drafts were pretty good for the team and 93 was getting Saku Koivu.

The biggest issue I found with Serge was he was clearly late on the European explosion of the late 80s/early 90s. Montreal didn't draft a single player outside of North America in 1989, a draft which had Federov, Konstantinov, Irbe, Malakhov, Bure and Lidstrom ready to be taken third round and later. Inexcusable.

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