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09-08-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SK13 View Post
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.
Macgregor has been scouting for the Oilers since 2000.

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