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06-30-2013, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
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.
Jeez, what are you talking about? An opinion, like what defines "flying off the board", cant be wrong. A lot of people thought either Nurse or Risto would still be available by 11 and they were both gone by 8.

A lot of defensemen went a lot earlier than people thought; most drafts it's forwards that are scooped up first. I think it's safe to say they were going a lot faster than people anticipated and trading back potentially meant losing out on Morin.

Calm down.

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