Understanding the Rebuild
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08-22-2013, 07:28 PM
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Keep in mind we've had some very contentious picks with Feaster and co. Last year we traded our 1st when some big name centres were on the board, and then still drafted Jankow over a lot big names too. This year they made a questionable Porier pick too. These guys also made lost out on some high end prospects with the Iginla, Bouwmeester and Tanguay trade, while showing some serious knee jerk panics with the goalie fiasco last year.
There is no guarantee that any high end prospects were ever on the table for any of those three veterans. In addition, the 'contentious' picks are all too early to evaluate.
Look at all of our prospects who have been given time to develop who were picked by Feaster and co. All gold. And Jankowski has been developing quite well. He skates circles around Pielon.
I think the reason it feels different is because the last couple of years, we've seen really big things out of players picked in all rounds. Just look at prospect camp this year. Some of the real standouts were Kanzig (another 'questionable' pick) and Tim Harrison, for whom we didn't have a picture available.
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