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07-06-2013, 05:46 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Here is a little scoop from me on our farm forward development program:
I would not get my hopes high on Beck, Forsberg or any other offensive kid in this organization.
In 4 year following Preds we only had 2 who stayed reliable: Wilson and Bourque.
Although Wilson took 4 years to get with the program.
This team all about D and we only depelop D and DF.
Outside of Hartnell and Erat I can't recall anyone else that we develop to a true top liner.
This can't be overlooked. That is a huge problem.
You are misrepresenting history. We have only had a few players who we drafted who you could reasonably expect to develop into "top" forwards. That would be Legwand, hartnell,upshall,radulov,and wilson. Those have turned out pretty well. I'm sorry you can't blame our system for shishkanov and ppivko from becoming staRs
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