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02-20-2013, 11:26 AM
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Volica
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Can't tell you guys how much I hated that draft from last year. The trading of TT, down and then still being able to grab a decent pick in Maatta; and taking a long shot.

It just bugs the hell out of me. TT is going to put up some numbers in the NHL, pretty soon. He's putting up sick numbers playing with men in Finland, Maatta was just the safer pick, who looks to be maybe a couple years from the NHL.
Being that Calgary's still pretty thin on top tier talent at the prospect level, I don't think the team has the luxury of drafting 4-5 year projects with their first overall picks. If anything, I think it's more of a thing where they should be always just getting the best player available.
Saying this however, I do like Pat Sieloff, and think he'll be able to play top four minutes in the NHL in a short period of time. He's putting up decent stats in Windsor, and I think he's only like -8 or 9 on a team that has d-men over -25.

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