Turning back the clock
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02-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Sutter never went with the "best player available" policy. That's why they went for high risk reaches in Pelech and Chucko.
I can accept the Pelech and Irving picks at the time.
But I still cannot accept Chucko over Travis Zajac as both were playing for Salmon Arm in the BCJHL and were linemates. That means Calgary's scouts saw Zajac just as much as Chucko.
I still remember sitting with my Hockey News draft preview watching the draft and saying - Zajac is a guy we gotta get, that big center Calgary has needed for years.
I was flabbergasted when it didn't happen.
The thing is you can miss alot with your first rounders but not every time. Just change the '04 draft and keep all the others and we'd be in a whole different boat.
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