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07-30-2013, 07:49 AM
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There is a reason Tampa has drafted in the top 10, 5 out of the last 6 years and in the top 6, 4 out of the last 6 years. They don't draft well. When an organization doesn't draft well, I'm not giving their prospects much credit until I see that organization produce NHL quality players for 3-4 years from their draft picks.
Their AHL team comprised mainly of prospects won the Calder Cup in 2011, made the finals in 2012.
The past 2 AHL MVPs have been Lightning prospects.
A lot of Tampas prospects made the jump last season, Johnson, Gudas, Palat, Panik and Killorn all seeing extended time with the club. To say they don't draft well was once true, give them a couple of seasons to prove themselves at the NHL level, im confident they will prove you wrong.
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