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01-01-2013, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by leugangen View Post
A lot of people point to the Kessel trade when talking about the team's future, but I look at the 2011 draft and think about how much better our future could be if we had made a few different decisions.

Let's take a look:

We held picks 25 (Percy), 30 (Rakell), and 39 (Gibson). We traded 30 and 39 for 22 (Biggs).

So we ended up with:

Tyler Biggs

and gave up:

Richard Rakell
John Gibson

That is without considering these other players we could have taken:

Brandon Saad
Boone Jenner
Ty Rattie
Tomas Jurco


Hindsight is always 20/20. I still like Biggs and Percy, but I think this draft hurt us a lot more than people point to.

I am sad.
Hindsight is 20/20

IMO putting Saad with the group is a bit dishonest ,, His stock was plummetting that day and everyone passed him up including the Hawks (Twice)

Reality is that its too early to tell how draft will turn out as for instance with Hawks Saad is closest to NHL (Already having played several games) while Danault has risen up prospect rankings

Meanwhile McNeill the 18th overall though not a bad prospect has fallen behind Danault/Saad since

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