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02-04-2011, 05:24 PM
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Our system just isn't built to cultivate offensive talent.
Career years under Trtoz by vets like Sullivan and Dumont would suggest otherwise. And he also bumped up the production of Kariya and Arnott to production they hadn't seen for a while. And Radulov scored 26g in a supporting role as a rook.

I would suggest our current system is built around players we currently have-- ones without much offensive talent (when compared to other top NHL teams). Give the man some talent and he'll adapt his system accordingly.

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02-04-2011, 06:23 PM
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Probably not, that's why we'll continue to see the "safe" picks like Scottie Upshall, Austin Watons, Scott Hartnell, Colin Wilson, etc.

Life is safer and more predictable if you stay inside the Poile box, but it's also unlikely to get you out of the first round.
Just a minor nitpick, Colin Wilson was not really a safe pick. He was the consensus pick for that spot. I agree about Upshall and Watson though. Can't remember far back enough on Hartnell.

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02-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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Even if we could have kept Hartnell he was in the Chez Bow Bow de Trotz and probably would have been traded at some point.

Did Upshall deserve to picked that high? Obviously the guy is fragile but even before that was he really going to be much of an offensive weapon?

We are in a terrible loop. We finish just well enough to miss out on any top end talent and can't afford to bring much in via FA. The question becomes do we want, a lousy team that can will be able to draft top 3 or continue muddling our way through hoping we get an infusion of cash to buy some talent?


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02-05-2011, 02:41 AM
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I love the fact the wings seemsed of of frafted worse then us yet they get "Detroit Red Wings added considerable depth in 2006 Draft " bias much?

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02-05-2011, 11:24 AM
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I think the fact that some of Detroit's picks have played a number of NHL games already versus ours with Dekanich being the only one is part of it. Their picks seem to have a higher ceiling than ours do too.

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02-05-2011, 11:37 AM
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and in turn, never gets really "rich." Ekes out a modest, comfortable income, while all his buddies are rolling around in nice cars and living in big fancy houses.
except the ones who gambled and lost and are now unemployed/broke

pick your poison... with Poile we are what we are... solid contenders year in year out but not rock stars.


if he gambles and wins, maybe we have a run like Carolina or Tampa did... but if he gambles and loses, we are the southern version of the Blue Jackets


or actually, a more appropriate comparison is the Thrashers... look at the amazing offensive players that they have drafted... and then look what all they have to show for it...

retrospectiive criticism is pretty lame...

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02-05-2011, 11:08 PM
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retrospectiive criticism is pretty lame...
So is being satisfied with and celebratory of being "pretty good," consistently.

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02-06-2011, 10:28 AM
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So is being satisfied with and celebratory of being "pretty good," consistently.
nobody is satisfied or celebrating. Get a grip on your hyperbole.

There are more than the the two extremes of "we suck" and "all is well"

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03-20-2011, 10:19 PM
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The Predators did not have a pick in the first or third rounds, and only one selection among the first 100 picks of the draft.

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Thought I would bring this thread back up and see if our mods can send it back to the HF Staff and see if they would like a "do over"

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Naw, they can still call the draft as underwhelming if they want, we won't mind, as long as we can keep Geoffrion... and Dekanich.

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