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10-25-2013, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Gustafsson View Post
Gees, please stop with the other 8th picks and the forwards taken, etc. The Flyers passed on Dougie Hamilton and Jonas Brodin to take Sean Couturier when they CLEARLY lacked viable defensive depth within the organization..... and at the time had Giroux, Briere, Talbot and Schenn on the team. Their evaluation of TALENT is poor which is why they figured Couturier would be better than Hamilton or Brodin (which he is NOT). It's also why the messed up by taking Morin over superior talents like Morrissey, Pulock, Zadorov and Theodore.... and that's just defensemen.
So you can guarantee that Morrissey, Pulock, Zadorov and Theodore will be better than Morin? And that Brodin and Hamilton in fifteen years will have had better careers than Couts?

You should go and scout for an NHL team.

And for a team with bad talent evaluation it is strange they have been above average in 'hits' (% wise by games played) with both early and late round picks over the last 20 years... even though they regularly have a 20-30 pick. Where they have lost out is actually trading a lot of their young talent too early due to impatience... so a lot became good on other teams.

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