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02-22-2013, 09:31 AM
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It's foolish to think that that is totally independent of the development abilities of an organization though. A good developmental org will help those players transition to the NHL. I tend to agree with KM that the Sharks don't do a very good job with their prospects, unless the prospect does it on their own.
No, it's not. Even the best development won't turn a Mashinter or McLaren into something they're not. There's a reason why since 2000-2007 that less then 45% of drafted players even sniff the NHL.
On top of that, it's pretty foolish to think that the players who the Sharks have graduated have done it entirely on their own.
I don't think the org is great at drafting and developing but I've watched several of the Sharks prospects play over the years (prior to the draft, after the draft, pro, etc) and they really are a whole lot better then people give them credit for.
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