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08-08-2006, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RedScull View Post
I might take Parise over Kostitsyn if we were to do it over again, but we can't evaluate those drafts until Kosty actually plays some games. There really haven't been spots open for them, and Kostitsyn impressed in the games he played. Give him time.

As for Chipchura, I'm not a fan of this pick. Anyway I'm not making excuses for Timmins, but I understand how the nature of the draft leads to negative analysis. I can only say that we've got what we've got, and his picks in later rounds have made up for some of the early picks which haven't panned out.
Is it not reasonable to question Kostitsyn when it comes to why he hasn't made a spot open for himself, rather than assuming the other players that have played a long stretch of games were allowed to step into the a lineup with holes?

I mean, it's not as if the Montreal Canadiens are any deeper than New Jersey (Parise), Philadelphia (Richards, Carter), San Jose (Bernier), Anaheim (Getzlaf), Colorado (Wolski), Ottawa (Meszaros), etc...

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