Thread: Pre-Game Talk: Game 7
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04-30-2014, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by tbonenc View Post
Shea Weber - 49th overall
Claude Giroux - 22nd overall
MSL - undrafted
Duncan Keith - 54th overall
Jamie Benn - 129th overall
Zach Parise - 17th overall
James Neal - 33rd overall
Joe Pavelski - 205th overall
Tuuka Rask- 21st overall

Point being is that you can draft quality players outside of the top ten. But, when you trade away all of your opportunities to draft those players, well, you end up being the NYR.

When you buy into the false premise that its impossible to obtain elite talent outside the top 5 draft picks, you've already lost. Thats what this team has done.

Ironically, the small amount of success Sather has accomplished here stemmed from a team filled with draft picks outside the top 10.

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