AHL Affiliate Discussion II: Norfolk Admirals
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01-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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I'm not talking about the record of their team. There's a big gap in high end talent developed there in the last decade. Maybe that will changed with the next wave, but till then I'm not seeing it.
Filppula, Kronwall, Franzen all emerged in the late 2000s. Before that there's Datsyuk & Zetterberg. Now there's Smith, Nyqvist, Tatar & a few others who look promising. They also drafted other guys like Fleischmann, Hudler, Helm & Abdelkader. All while rarely having a first round pick. I'd say it's a pretty successful model to follow but few teams have the management ability and scouting resources to do so.
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