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07-16-2013, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by SaintAnton View Post
Not sure if it needs to be explained again essentially their list he's refering too doesnt include players they wouldnt be able to draft. So 1-2 on the list likely were Monahan and Lindholm with the top 4 being all but set. After that guys who could never fall out of the top 15 ex. Nurse, Ristolainen, Horvat, Nichushkin, would not be on the list.

So they likely had Poirier as ~18-20 and Klimchuck as ~21-24
That's a pretty weird way of describing their rating system, since nobody really knows who the Flames thought were going to be available at their picks. Whenever a GM goes out of his way to say that, it usually means that he knows that some folks are going to question him. I get that, but I'm not sure it does anyone any favours. It just sounds like he's being a bit defensive, and it opens him up to criticism if the player doesn't live up to his lofty predictions.

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