The Poile/Trotz Relationship
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02-28-2013, 06:44 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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That's kind of an odd year you picked. We didn't have many picks that year, it's looking like that was weak draft class overall, and it's way too early to make real judgments for 2011 and 2012. Not to mention we could easily end up with 6 NHLers from the 2009 draft alone.
As far as not having many call ups, well you could say we've just been "lucky" with injuries lately and haven't needed to call anyone up. Plus, the shortened season will probably delay a few players' cup of coffee.
In comparison to other teams around the league, we definitely build through the draft. Just obviously severely lacking the top end forward variety. Whenever a thread pops up on the main boards about teams' drafting history, our depth is always among the top. Even our 1st round history is much better than we give credit, considering our usual draft spot.
How about in the last dozen drafts we've not developed a single all-star on offense. Think about how many players we'ved drafted and not a single one is a true offensive talent. Radulov might have been, but his head wasn't right.
Poile sucks at drafting offensive players period.
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