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06-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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Smart drafting is something brought in by management, however. Just because they were 1st rounders doesn't mean they couldn't miss on it. Toews, Doughty, and Kane are all kind of 'gimmes' when you're drafting that high but there are no guarantees.
Look at Columbus, years of high drafting and one legitimate star who was actually a star while playing for them. They've drafted outside the top-10 once and have had more failures than successes. Nash, Voracek and to lesser extents Brassard, Klesla and the too-early-to-tell players like Murray and Johansen are the only picks that weren't absolute flops and only Murray and Johansen are still with the team.
is why management matters.
I think you are missing the point. Obviously having good management will lead to success eventually. Simply having a good president/ceo whatever is not going to win anything. If the Flyers had different management over the past three plus decades would they have won a Cup? I don't know. The Flyers were a pretty good team in the 80s but they never won the Cup. Was that Snider's fault? Then they sucked for a while. Then they came back and have been pretty successful over the past 20 years or so. No Cup, but again, very successful. Multiple Cup Final trips. Multiple Conference Finals trips. No Cup though. Snider's fault? Give me a break. Injuries. Deaths. Players underperforming. Step down, Ed, you've blown it again. Yeah a different guy at the top would have given us more success. Get real! First it was because the Flyers have struck out on so many goalies. Then it was Homer for trading away draft picks. Now Snider is the problem. KILL THE BODY AND THE HEAD WILL DIE.
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