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08-24-2013, 01:37 AM
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TylerSVT*
 
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Originally Posted by MonahanTheMan View Post
I feel like the Flames organization's ability to develop draft picks is one of our best strengths, to the point at which I am open to the possibility of seeing amazing things out of Jankowski next year. His pace was not bad for a freshman, and based on what everyone who was at prospect camp said, it sounds like he's become one of our best prospects. In other words, I'm not crying over us missing out on TT.
I would temper your expectations a bit. Jankowski is a LONG term project like Gaudreau. To your first point, what prospects have we really developed? Sure the flames prospect pool is better now than it has been the last 15 years, but its still not one of the best and almost every team has a plethora of Jankowski's and Wotherspoons who may or may not ever play in the NHL.

Let the team develop some players before you start thinking all our picks are going to turn out.

But i agree, its what will keep us from drafting 1st, 1st, 1st, 7th.

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