Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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02-25-2013, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ps241 View Post
interesting the two comps I would like to see is Boston and LA. Seems like neither one of these teams built their foundation with early draft picks although getting a franchise defenseman like Chara in free agency is almost like getting a 1st overall draft choice.

Chicago and Pittsburgh both had elite young talent driven by high draft choices over a few seasons. Detroit was just really good for a long time based on a very talented core.

I am not doubting you Holden but did LA actually bottom out at any point (not a rhetorical question I didn't watch hockey for a few years) because other than Doughty they seemed to build a nice base with no mans land picks no
LA has had 3 Top5 picks since 2007 - although one of them didn't turn out (Thomas Hickey)
Guys they drafted since diving for picks that have played games in the NHL:
Oscar Moller
Wayne Simmonds
Alec Martinez
Dwight King
Drew Doughty
Vyacheslav Voynov
Andrei Loktionov
Brayden Schenn
Kyle Clifford
Jordan Nolan

An article on rebuilding that speaks volumes to me:

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