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06-30-2013, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AtlantaWhaler View Post
So lets say we pass on Jones, get a late 1st and get Monahan. We would win the cup?
Immediately? No. But it would put a major piece in place to make us competitive. How much closer to the Cup was St. Louis after taking Erik Johnson compared to Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal or Chicago's Jonathan Toews? How much closer are they now?

I look at guys like Skinner, Zibanejad, Huberdeau, and Galchenyuk. Those guys have stepped in and made immediate offensive impacts on the teams that drafted them. That's the kind of guy we needed to get in the draft - in THIS draft - and we didn't get it. Those guys haven't always been on the first line, but that's because their teams actually had the ability to acquire and retain offensive talent. When have we done that? Legwand and Erat? Those are the two leading scorers in our team's history, and I suspect Weber will blow by both of them before his career is over.

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