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07-01-2013, 03:00 PM
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McShiva
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hard to rate because there are a lot of things outside of his control. Other GM's may want too much, certain players were drafted ahead, and of course the constant criticism here when people should have paid attention to what he was trying to do.

- Lack of center? None available, all top centers taken, all left at 7 were "2nd tier" type, which he DID get one in Roy. Nurse sounds like a hell of a good player.
- no goalie? MacT made the trade right after the Habs nabbed the goalie he wanted. It was a very weak year for goalies, and drafting one there may have been a good chance that goalie was no better than what we already had. Instead, he traded twice, and got us FIVE picks, and the players he did draft then, were more than fair value for the traded pick (those two Russians come to mind) and replaced the picks thrown away by Tambi
- With no trades possible, he drafted exactly what the team needed for prospect depth, forwards with size (a few centers as well) with some very good upside. I really like a few of those names, and all were with those 5 picks.

he added some great pieces, and fixed the depth problem for forward prospects.If you get a NHL level player with a 3rd round plus pick, that is a major success. I think he got 2, with a 3rd possible, and that is a successful draft.

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