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06-17-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Any Flyers prospect is overrated and over-loved on here. Wellwood was being penciled in to the top nine after he had a handful of decent games. Brandon Manning was being penciled in as top 4 after a handful of games and mentioned in trades for legitimate NHLers as though he had a ton of value. Tomas Hyka was inducted into the hall of fame after three pre-season games. And so forth and so on.
You continuously misread the Hyka situation. The problem with him is that he would have clearly been a fantastic use of a low draft pick, but the Flyers missed on him because Holmgren didn't read the rules. It's not that people expected him to be a sure fire top liner and HOFer, it's that there was clearly a decent guy available to use a lower round pick on, but Homer drafted inferior players instead. It's the kind of idiotic mistake that shouldn't happen, a GM should know the damned rules that govern his job.

You keep throwing this "Everyone thought Hyka was the newest addition to the Roman pantheon of deities" strawman around, when it's really not the source of people's indignation over not drafting him.

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