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06-30-2013, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
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There was one tier 1 defenseman:
Jones

There were two tier 2 defensemen:
Nurse, Ristolainen

All were gone by 8.

There were six tier 3 defensemen:
Morin, Morrissey, Pulock, Zadorov, Mueller, Hagg

All but Hagg were gone by 18. Trading back into the 20's would've left us with a worse draft class.

There were seven tier 4 defensemen:
Theodore, McCoshen, Bigras, Santini, Heatherington, Bowey, Dahlstrom

All were gone by 53.
your statement was still WRONG!!! Dmen were "flying off the pbard" as you state, that's just false. There is no way in hell at the time of our pick that you could state that dmen were "flying off the board". Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. You can't sit here AFTER the fact and say he didn't reach and that he had "forsight because dmen were flying off the board". Hell if you want ot use hindsight then we should have selected Shea Weber back in 3002 instead of Richards seeing how Weber didn't get drafted until the 2nd round.

At the time of the pick and who was off the board at that time, there is no way in hell you can say "It was a good pick".

The fact remains that homer didn't even call Nashville to even inquire about trading up. The fact that Nashville made their selection so fast meant that they WEREN'T in talks with anyone about them trading back. Homer SHOULD have made a bold move to try and get the ONLY dman with the realistic potential to become an impact player on the blueline and he didn't. That's a failure on his behalf.

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