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04-06-2013, 03:46 PM
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HockeyNightInBelfast
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Originally Posted by ErnieLeafs View Post
Just because people have doubts, doesn't mean they don't want these kids to succeed. It's a common misconception around here, although there are those that will pit one player against another for trolling purposes, but that's the menality of some.

I want Biggs and Percy to do well, but I don't have to like the way we reached for both, and lost a trade in terms of value to make one of those reaches.

That said, Biggs has 1pt in the playoffs, and he should be more known for his scoring (relative to his draft position, and his physical dominance of his competition) than his beating up 17+18 year olds.

Percy never stood out to me for any reason, other than he rarely played like a bonehead, which isn't a reason to take a 2nd round player in the 1st.

I do hope they improve, and become valuable assets, whether in blue and white, or as trade chips.
I agree. At the time it seemed like a lot or an "overreach" as you so eloquently put it & at this point in time, 2 years later, it still looks to have been an overpayment, given how some of the other players taken after them have developed much quicker & to be fair, perhaps ahead of the pace.

There's clearly lots of room for improvement, but I have faith in Morrison "getting his guy" Biggs & can forgive him for the selection of Leivo because of where we got him, which may well make up for the overpayment.

We won't know for another few years.

See you then

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