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02-12-2013, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Anisimovs AK View Post
Thats the rub though. When he had high picks he capitalized on them, Maclean(and to a much lesser extent Howson) did not.
Too a much lesser extent?

Alexandre Picard. Nikita Filatov. Pascal LeClaire. Trading a pick for Jeff Carter. Those results are equally poor. But Doug cashed in on Rick Nash and a defensman in Rusty Klesla who continues to play 18-20 minutes (when healthy). Scott Howson is still waiting and hoping that one of the players he's drafted turns into a player of their caliber with similar drafting position as what his predecessor had. Which is to say nothing of Howson's overall failure to develop a team.

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