2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-16-2013, 04:12 PM
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I agree but it also helps when you have talented players on the team. That's something the Phantoms have lacked for a couple of years now. They should be better next year with Cousins and a couple of other guys coming in maybe even Ghost.
The trade Homer has made in the last few year have left the cupboards pretty empty. As long as we keep the majority of our draft picks you'll see the Phantoms improve.
Yep, that was part of my meandering point. Rather than having tunnel vision about drafting the guy in the 1st round who can contribute hugely next season, it's also important to get those talented players onto the Phantoms. Even the AHL stars who don't project to crack an NHL line-up can help a Cousins or Gostisbehere to improve their game rather than playing alongside scrubs.
By extension, having a strong team means playing in more meaningful games, which means opportunities to excel in high-pressure situations, etc., etc., etc.
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