Thread: Post-Game Talk: 10-13-1. "A bunch of donkeys on skates"
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02-06-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by MW6 View Post
I don't think the drafting has been as you stated, fine. Too many busts i the first round (Gordon, Fehr, Eminger, Schultz, Pokulok, Finley, Gustafsson, Godfrey, Bourque). But I agree with you, if your tactic is picking the best player available, sometimes you need to make hockeytrades (not deadline-moves to bolster the roster for the playoffs) if the pieces aren't fitting. When was the last time GMGM traded for a young roster player in expense of a young drafted rosterplayer?
You have unrealistic expectations when it comes to drafting. Only something like 2/3 of all 1st rounders go on to have NHL carrers, and a lot of our picks were late 1st rounders. Can you name 5 teams that has drafted significantly better than us?

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