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05-15-2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CupofOil View Post
You're talking about draft failures as if these guys are busts already.
Fourier pointed out nicely that a lot of the draft picks are tracking well considering where they were picked.

MacGregor has only been on the job for 5 years so a lot of his picks are still in the development phase. Most non-1st rounders take years to make the big show so it's way too early to declare a lot of these guys busts or successes.
Hell, everybody pretty much gave up on Rajala and he is now doing very well in the AHL.
The point is that it's way too early to evaluate Stu's picks yet.
The failures of the Pendergrast era are irrelevant now.
Irrelevant? I dont think so. We are in the bind we are in now in large part due to our futility at the draft table.

Way too early? What is an acceptable time frame? Stu's first draft was five years ago. Should we wait seven years? Ten? Fifteen?

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