Thread: Confirmed Trade with Link: [FLA/LA] Keaton Ellerby to LA for a 5th round pick
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02-08-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Vajakki View Post
Really? Doesn't that 5th rounder pretty much tell you how the teams evaluate this talent? It's pretty much identical to the Loktionov deal earlier. 5 years after being drafted in the top 10 and still not a regular in the NHL, yeah, that's a "known bust" at this point.
You could have all the talent in the world, but if the team that drafted you doesn't develop you well in their system, then that plays a huge part of it.

How many times have players just sucked on certain teams only to be traded and become a lot better players. (Purcell, Moulson, Boyle)

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