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Old 04-09-2014, 08:27 AM   #226
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that's actually an improvement from previous years when we traded #1 picks away like candy for old players and magic beans
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:43 AM   #227
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Haha yeah, trust me I know that.

This is coming from a team that had the option to take Vincent Lecavalier, Eric Staal, and Rick Nash.

But instead opted to ditch the #1 pick three times in roughly half a decade in favor of Viktor Kozlov (lol), Nathan Horton (lol), and Jay Blowmeester.

Meanwhile, the #1s turned out to be everything and more, with two of the three taking their respective Southeastern conference Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes teams to win Stanley Cup championships.

Make no mistake, the Florida Panthers could've been a decent team for the past decade rather than the worst team over the past decade... if only they had better asset management.

*disclaimer* I know they wanted to take Bouwmeester over Nash #1 anyways, and that's why they made that trade. Nonetheless, Rick Nash is insignificant in the discussion of Lecavalier and Staal, as he's clearly the inferior franchise player.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:22 AM   #228
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ah the memories, like when we traded our #1 pick to San Jose for Vesa Toskala... that number one pick ended up being Logan Couture
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #229
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I recently saw that the Flyers were listed as worst in the NHL in organizational depth. That was fun. Can't wait to lose to the Rangers in the first round.
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Florida drafted Jay Bouwmeester at #3! Can you guess what other #3 they drafted with their second top 10 pick in this decent draft class?!?
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3 games played?
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:16 PM   #232
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How do the Red Wings continually find gems late in the draft? Gustav Nyquist was drafted in the fourth round, and Tomas Tatar in the second round. It's insane.
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I think it's obvious; Ken Holland sold his soul to the devil.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:38 PM   #235
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National Hockey League 2013-14 season

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3 games played?
Yup. And of course it's not like they had the option to take any of those names 4-8 at #9, but it actually gets a lot better 10-20. Guys like Steve Eminger and Alexander Semin by Washington, Keith Ballard, Chris Higgins!

Thankfully our draft in 2010 was no mistake so far. But I think something is really obvious. NEVER draft a defender top-3. Don't listen to the hype. It's ALWAYS wrong.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #236
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1990 - Scott Neidermeyer (3)
1992 - Roman Hamrlik (1)
1993 - Chris Pronger (2)
1994 - Ed Jovonovski (1)
1994 - Oleg Tverdovsky (2)

So I'm sure by now you're like... dude... LN7... what are you talking about?

1995 - Bryan Berard (1)
1995 - Wade Redden (2)
1995 - Aki Petteri-Berg (3)
1996 - Chris Phillips (1)
1996 - Andrei Zyuzin (2)
1998 - Brad Stuart (3)
2002 - Jay Blowmeester (3)
2004 - Cam Barker (3)
2005 - Jack Johnson (3)
2006 - Erik Johnson (1)

We will draw the line there as I'm still willing to give defenders past 2008 chances. To truly see this picture though, you have to go look at the caliber player drafted around all of these guys I listed. They're all stars, for the most part. The guys listed here are mostly scrubs or average players.

I was upset when we took Gudbranson.
And it's already starting to show.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:55 AM   #237
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Playoff hockey has arrived.Here we go:

Eastern conference 1/4 finals:

Det-Bos: Boston in 6
Columbus-PITS: Pitts in 5
Philly-N.Y.R.: N.Y.R. in 7
Habs-T.B. Tampa in 6

Western conference finals:

Dal-Ana: Ducks in 5
Minn-Col: Col in 5
L.A.-S.J.: Sharks in 6
Chi-St-L: Hawks in 5
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WHAT THE FUCKlNG SHIT PAUL HOLMGREN
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what did he do now?
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:51 AM   #240
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Six years, $30 million for Andrew fucking MacDonald.
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