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08-05-2013, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
I don't think there's a single person on this board that denies us lacking a solid top line. The thing that almost all those teams share is that their top lines were primarily built through drafted players, then supplemented by outside acquisitions. It would be extremely difficult to attempt to buy ourselves a top line, in the course of an off-season or two, without losing the type of assets that may eventually grow into the types of players we are seeking (i.e. Forsberg, Wilson). We also lack the organizational assets to acquire more than one of these types of players, and even that may open a bigger hole than the one it would fill.
Here is our draft history of players that are on the Admirals or Predators today.
1998-1st round pick 2 David Legwand
2000-5th round pick 131 Matt Hendricks
2003-2nd round pick 37 Kevin Klein, 2nd round pick 49 Shea Weber
2004-8th round pick 258 Pekka Rinne
2005-7th round pick 230 Patric Hornqvist
2007-2nd round pick 58 Nick Spaling
2008-1st round pick 7 Colin Wilson,2nd round pick 38 Roman Josi
2009-1st round pick 11 Ryan Ellis, 2nd 41 Zach Budish,2nd 42 COR, 3rd 70 Taylor Beck, 4th 98 Craig Smith,4th 102 Mattias Ekholm,5th 132 Gabriel Bourque
2010-1st 18 Austin Watson, 3rd 78 Taylor Aronson,5th 126 Patrick Cehlin,7th 198 Joonas Rask
2011-2nd 38 Magnus Hellberg, 2nd 52 Miikka Salomaki
2012-2nd 50 Colton Sissons, 3rd 89 Brendan Leipsic, 4th 118 Mikko Vainonen, 6th 179 Marek Mazanec
2013-1st 4 Seth Jones
I may have missed someone?

I wonder sometimes if we would have sucked a little more in our earlier years would we have at least one offensive player?
I like the idea of Forsberg and Watson making this team this year if so we will need to make them a spot somehow.

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