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05-15-2013, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Soundwave View Post
Actually I disagree, I don't believe there is some "formula" to building any team the proper way. You pick the best talent.

We'd be even worse right now if we had taken Adam Larsson over Ryan Nugent Hopkins and we'd be crying ourselves to sleep watching Taylor Hall playing a pivotal role in taking the Bruins to the Cup (not just a passenger) in lieu of Tyler Seguin.

Unless the plan all along was to tank so long that we eventually have Connor McDavid.

I think we will eventually turn into a decent team, it will just be on the shoulders of RNH/Hall/Yakupov/J. Schultz/Eberle to drive all the improvement, because our front office is incapable of filling needs. Which means it will take longer than anticipated.

That's the entire reason why we're even talking about drafting player in position X/Y/Z rather than who's the best player. We can't afford to simply draft the best player because our management is so incompetent they can't fill holes any other way and our scouting is so incompetent that they haven't given the organization any useful pro depth aside from the Eberle pick.

I get the feeling they'll be baited into possible doing something stupid like taking Lazar because he's a sentimental choice (granted one that's a decent prospect) or dealing this pick for a 1-2 year temporary veteran fix.
Incompetent management aside, given the division they're headed into, do you think a core with an average weight of 185lb is going to withstand the 210lb core's of ANA/SJS/LAK?

They're spectacular players, but I don't think they're suited to play in this division.

The Oilers seem to be following the PIT/CHI model - but they don't have the size of the CHI core forwards (outside of Kane), nor the generational-skill with PIT's core forwards. These would at least give them a chance against the Pacific Div teams of the world. I don't see it in this case.

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