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02-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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I think that our problem wasnt drafting but development of players.
I agree mostly, developing has been better, taking into consideration that our "skill players" still seem like they aren't panning out exactly as we like. Is Howson a head and shoulders better drafter than MacLean? probably not, but one thing that I continue to like that he's done since the beginning is drafting College-Bound players. The development system in College seems to prepare these kids better for what they'll see at the NHL level from their opposition, or, at the very least, gives them a leg up on kids coming from Juniors into the AHL.
One guy that has impressed me is Cody Goloubef. Just this past season, some, including myself, thought that maybe he was quickly falling out of he picture to compete for an NHL job simply due to to the amount of "more talented" guys that were brought in or that seemed to leapfrog him, on Defense (Erixon, Moore, Murray, Savard)
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