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05-09-2013, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
To me, it's not luck. He's obviously good at trading for the higher end players. However, the part that also isn't luck to me is his draft history and the team's development history. Also, his overall inability to competently build a roster especially at the depth levels. There's no reason to be absolute about him. He's done a lot of very good things and he's made many mistakes as well.

For a team that aspires to build a Cup champion caliber team, you would think that at least some of those issues would be a potential deal-breaker for people in whether they'd let him go.
Wasn't DW director of player development when the Sharks matured players like Hannan, Marleau, Friesen?

The Sharks are a very good development team, and a very good drafting team. They just haven't had very many good picks, because DW has either traded them away or because the team has done well (or both). And even in the cases of bad picks, a good job has been done salvaging them (Wishart).

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