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01-17-2013, 02:26 PM
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The only picks I feel he threw away was the pick for PL3 and Byron and Byron wasn't that bad considering he was tearing it up in the AHL at the time. Ward runs a very defensive system that hasn't helped him.
7th for a broken Modin, a 5th for a useless Leblond, and the 2nd for a small, fringe player in Byron.
For a team like Calgary, with a below average prospect pool and aging NHL core, throwing away picks is a horrific strategy and something they simply can't afford to do if they ever want to be seriously competitive.
I will agree that Wards emphasis on defensive isn't helping things. He's a little too focused on winning at any cost, rather then developing talent, which should be his priority given the AHL is a primarily a development league.
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