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12-28-2013, 02:46 PM
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Not to mention the closest things we had coming in to a hot shot prospect were Lindholm and Murphy. Both have struggled, both have been good at times. But it's not like we were absolutely loaded with young depth talent just waiting for a chance like Tampa. Sad fact of the matter is that we had some drafts absolutely blow up in our face: 2005, 2008, 2009, could even argue 2006 as well but we didn't have a first that year and Cup >>>>>>>> good draft that year. 07 was a good draft at least, but that and trading alone don't fix the other 4 years.

You can't get basically NOTHING from half a decades worth of drafts and be effective long term. The good news is 10 and 11 are looking better, but how many times have we been in that song and dance over the years? 08 was looking like the draft to put us back on the map long term... until they hit the AHL and just stopped developing.

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