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09-08-2013, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky4PM View Post
I tend to agree that MacGregor hasn't proven to be anything other than an average to below average evaluator of junior talent. Even Prendergast found some late round steals (that the Oilers dumped) like Brodziak and second rounders that panned out like Stoll and Greene. The MacGregor era hasn't been great outside of first round (and first overall) guys.
MacGregor's had the job for five years, starting as the 2008 draft. Five years is about how long it takes to evaluate a single draft, and he had no second or third round picks in 2008. That makes it very difficult to say he hasn't had late round turnouts.

In the case of Kevin Prendergast, he had exactly two guys on the roster in his fifth year whom he drafted. Stoll and Hemsky. Stoll was an overager who re-entered the draft. It took him six years to cement a place on the NHL roster from his first draft year. Dubnyk took 7 years to start, Petry took 5 years, Brodziak took almost 6 years, Greene took almost 5. It's been rough with Pitlick, but Lander and Marincin are probably going to play. What comes (if anything) out of Davidson, Gernat, Martindale, Bunz, Roy, etc - who knows. Because we certainly didn't know about Brodziak two or three years after his draft.

Another thing to point out? KP was awful in the first round too. Even if you eliminate the first overalls, it'd be hard to say MacGregor hasn't done well with Eberle, Paajarvi, Klefbom and Nurse.

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