2013: Finally putting to bed the idea that the Pens draft poorly.
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03-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Well, in keeping with the direction of the thread, none of those draft picks were made by Shero. The trades were, and they were great trades, but those Whitney and Goligoski picks were Patrick's.
And we had people busting on CP drafting, but when you look back he hit a bad stretch in the mid to late 90s, then he did pretty damn well again and many of his picks were a big reason the Pens won the Cup... Scuds, Orpik, MAF, Talbot, Letang, and TK. Malone was a very good pick. He drafted Army who was used to land Hossa, GoGo who turned into Neal and Nisky and Whitney who turned into Kunitz. He even grabbed Vitale late in the '05 draft.
Moral of the story is, be patient and let Shero do his thing. We are already starting to see some of his guys make an impact and there should be a steady stream of his guys helping this team over the coming years.
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