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02-11-2013, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by fatschoonerrat View Post
What do you think Rick Dudley thinks watching the Jets play? He did a lot to start the Thrashers/Jets makeover in his quick tenure with this franchise. He drafted Byfuglien to Chicago. There's also Ladd, E. Kane, Burmistrov, Stuart and Wheeler who all came on board while he was GM (or Associate GM while Don Waddell was saving face) in Atlanta. That's six key players who play for the Jets as a result of Duds.

Byfuglien got a lot of crap for two solid years -- "He should play in front of the net. ... He should screen the goalie." Blah, blah, blah. It's interesting that he was drafted as a defenseman and brought to Atlanta as a defenseman ... and seems pretty good at it these days as a 27 yr old.
Rick should be proud he got allot accomplished in less than ideal circumstances.

Interesting trivia point Buff is 27 and settling in nicely now on D......Rob Scuderi who looks great tonight and is one of my favorite steady defenseman didn't even make the NHL until he was 27? How is that possible?

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