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01-30-2013, 02:25 PM
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Ya know I dont want to take anything away from Snow, but picking Grabs off waivers kind of goes to the credit of Ken Morrow who heads up our pro scouting. Waiver wire pick ups are a crap shoot anyway, but credit Morrow when it turns out well.
As for drafting Hammer, he was 2" smaller when he was picked, then had a growth spurt and filled out. If Snow (or Klatt) knew he was gonna be a stud, they would have taken him where they took Ness instead of our 2nd round two pick, #53 overall. A lot of teams passed over Hammer, we got lucky he was still there.
No offense but I don't get this line of thinking at all. They still invested a 2nd rounder in the guy, so they obviously had some sort of expectations. A lot of it comes down to knowing when a guy will still be around. It's very possible that they liked Hamonic more than Ness, but knew Hamonic would be around if they waited but weren't sure if Ness would still be there.
Regardless, should Detroit not get credit for picking Zetterberg in the 7th round years ago because they passed on him X amount of times? or the Rangers finding Lundqvist? Luck is definitely involved, but at the end of the day you have to give them credit.
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