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02-16-2013, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mats86 View Post
We got the same guy drafting who drafted in 2003, can't see how people think we are getting all these stars out of this draft?

I understand every first round pick on these boards being hailed as future all time greats. Fact of the matter is very seldom does that happen. Unless you are drafting high where odds are much greater at getting a star. A Price or Galchenyuk then yes, Habs would get a core player. Every once in a blue moon you can fluke a pick and get a top player like a Koivu or Pacioretty late in first round. But that don't happen very often, for every one of them there will be a dozen Kostitsyns, Higgins, Fischers, Leblancs, Chipchuras, Ron Hainseys, etc....

In all likelihood the Habs will draft a Gauthier. At the draft he'll be hailed as next Bobby Smith. In fact, he'll be 21 or 22 before he makes it, third line player most of his career. Play on second line his career year, by time he's 27 or 28 he's gone from the organization.
Ok thank you. Good to know we can forego the draft since there are no elite players taken after the top 5.

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