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02-22-2014, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
While I would have liked to see them take Maatta as well, the kid has played half an NHL season. It's not like he's winning Norris trophies or anything. He could just as easily fall off the map after the break. Let's give Laughton a chance to play in the NHL before we start make such black and white, conclusory statements.
I agree it is too early, but FOR ME, I wanted Matta at that pick. Much like I wanted Hagg when we got him, and when I wanted Bjork. when we took Goul. I also wanted Hamilton...until Couts slipped, then I felt they had to take him with the upside he showed in the Q.

It WILL be years before we know who the right pick was. But seeing a pick we could have easily had, be in the Olympics playing big minutes for one of the "Big 6" teams, makes Laughton seemlike the wrong pick. Especially when we need good young D.

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