Draft Thread Part 2: Bark to the Future
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05-06-2013, 10:21 PM
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I still don't count Radulov. He never got near his potential with the Preds, just because he had the talent to get there doesn't make him a draft success. Obviously Poile can't look into a crystal ball and see that Rads would ditch us, but that kind of stuff just comes with the territory when you take a HIGH paying job as an NHL GM. If there's no accountability for anything, then you end up with 30 years of never being a top contender.
So then we have never ever drafted a top three forward ever if you don't count radulov, Hartnell does not count, he had one really good season, but is not classified as a 'first line' guy.
Poile kills the draft on defensemen and goalies, and 2-4 like forwards, but he cannot nail first line talent, plain and simple. Someone else here mentioned it was same in Washington, did poile draft bondra?? A late round European, seems like his style....
But anyways, this draft with the fourth overall pick is poile's chance to finally make everyone ecstatic and draft a first line dynamic forward, don't trade the pick Dave!!
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