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04-25-2013, 06:22 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
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I don't think it's far-fetched to say Edmonton has drafted badly outside the first round. Too early to tell on the recent guys but going back a few years, not a lot of quality depth players picked late like you need to be successful. The franchise really was a black hole before they began their tank years.
but that's exactly the point. It was a different scouting team prior to 2008 so putting the current people under the microscope for what happened prior to that is of questionable value, there is a reason the Oilers wound up in their tank years... and prior to those tank years the farm system was a complete and utter mess as well, but that was changed up coinciding with the NHL rebuilding as well. More time is required to fully judge how all that has worked out just because there's only been the 4 drafts since all these changes took place and it usually takes much more time for the late picks to really show up.
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