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03-07-2013, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke49 View Post
I'm not sure what has caused people to lose faith in high picks 2-3 years after they're drafted, but I think it's silly. People see these top end picks developing and making huge impacts while still in their ELCs but that just doesn't happen. There is only one Crosby, one Malkin, one Toews, one Kane, one Doughty. Those are the exceptions, not the rule.
IMO part of the problem started with the organization in Atlanta rushing picks before they were ready and Burmi was the worst example of this. Burmi gets compared to some of the top players because he started as an 18 year old. On a team that properly developed their players at best he is a rookie this year, maybe not even on the team yet, and everyone would then be talking about his potential, but instead he is a 3 year veteran who is under achieving.

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