Thread: Speculation: Who should we draft?
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04-21-2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Pittsburgh sucked for several years ... so did the Hawks ... they weren't the recipients of one early pick that fixed their woes after a lone bad season. As far as future performance, there is no guarantee of it. For all of the expressed desire of immediate impact by whomever we draft, the reality is most early draft picks give very Legwand like performances early on.

Nice hyperbole and supposition about a single point preventing the Pens from moving.
No one is expecting whoever we draft to come in and be our savior next year, but adding the right piece that can mature into a top line forward in 3-4 years is key to our organization right now. Of course it isn't a guarantee, but the odds of drafting a top liner form picks 1-5 is a hell of a lot better than 6-10. There's never 100% certainty, all we can do is help the odds.

Oh, and yes, Crosby went a looooooooong way to saving Pittsburgh. It might be a slight exaggeration...but it isnt that far off.

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