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  1. Virtanen juolevi pettersen back to back to back off the board pick. Man we might as well just not have a top 10 pick ever
  2. all i wish for this draft is a player that will make an impact and can play in the top 6... so far Benning's drafting ability in the 1st round is nothing to write home about.. already wasted 2 first rounders in virtanen and mccann and passed on players that had far better NHL success.. passed on Tkachuk for Juolevi last year.. Juolevi can still be great but watching Tkachuk developing and playing nicely in Calgary hurts while Juolevi looked average in the OHL last year.. imagine if we drafted better with our 1st round picks the last couple years.. we'd be so much further ahead in the rebuild
  3. Based on what drouin sign for and what bo done compared to him? Don't see anything less. Sure drouin have higher seeing but Bo is more complete and consistent with similar stats
  4. based on what we traded grabner for and who we kept over him? i'd gladly take Grabner back.. never was a fan of the trade to begin with.. Grabner have turned into a reliable top 6/9 player with great speed and good penalty kill ability.. Raymond? turned into a useless perimeter player that falls whenever someone get close to him.. Ballard? no comment..
  5. hard to not win when you have the league pulling magic strings for you to land Crosby and Malkin when the team was about to go bankrupt.. nowadays dynasty is about getting that 1 franchise generational player and build around it or get multiple franchise non generational players. pretty much what all the cup winners have in common nowadays. let's not that about a dynasty.. let's talk about if we'll ever make it back to the finals in say the next 20 years.. based on this teams luck and the ability to draft and develop superstars? i doubt it
  6. so your idea of developing young players is force feed them mins even if they don't deserve it? so he should have played virtanen 20+mins a night because he's the 6th overall pick? i mean hutton seemed to play quite a bit of mins every night ahead of a lot of ppl. stecher played a lot of mins too.. he could have easily dumped the 2 in a 3rd pairing role with 10mins a night. while i don't agree with his line combination in a lot of night.. saying he's never enthusastic about developing young players is a joke.. he could have easily sent McCann and Virtanen back to the junior in the first year if he doesn't even want to bother give them a chance
  7. baertschi played well in his limited minutes here. Hutton played well under WD, Granlund played well under WD the only one that didn't play well under WD really is McCann and Virtanen who both ain't doing anything in the minors either.. i don't see how WD is overrated with developing young player considering majority of you guys are bashing him for his development, and putting all the praises to the young player development to Green when he hardly even coached them to begin with.
  8. sure they can.. Eriksson is was playing with the likes of bergeron krejci marchand who at this moment is better than the sedins in their steep decline.. if these were the sedins pre 2013.. maybe.. Eriksson is also couple years older now and the players he's playing with aren't the same level as the ones he played with
  9. why the hell would u even give up so much for a 3rd overall? this draft lacks high end talent to begin with and pretty much a top 2 draft and even the top 2 is prolly weaker than last years top 3-4.. and you are ready to give up Sven and tanev for a gamble? i'll take Sven any day over any picks after #2.. at least Sven have started to prove he can play and score.. and still young..
  10. i'm still not a fan of hiring coaches with absolutely 0 nhl coaching experience even as an assistant. we can credit him with some development to Baertschi but i think WD deserves most the credits for that.. and same with Horvat and the current group of young players that's on the NHL team.. Green haven't exactly got much to work with, but the few that he had to work with showed little to no development. even the fringe ones doesn't look all that good.
  11. so why are we rushing OJ? it's not like the teams going anywhere might as well let him continue his development in the juniors or wherever he plays.. i rather him develop properly and turn out decent.. rather than toss him with Gudbranson and get lit up on a bad team. the last thing we need is rush another 1st round into the league and have them do literally nothing.
  12. when the 1st 2 isn't even as good as last years top 3.. i don't even want to know the 3-6 compared to last years
  13. Can we just shut up about the tanking thing? We didn't tank we straight up sucks. If we were trying to tank we would have gotten rid of every single vet and have Bachman in goal every night. This team is terrible. This ain't tanking like Colorado or buffalo
  14. Good more inexperience coach with 0 NHL coaching experience not even assistance. How many 0 experience coach have success in this league. Ya not that many. It's also not like he did much in our youth development.. I put 0 of the success the current young players on the team on him.. and those that are in Utica none made a huge progress.. oh well on the bright side we'll probably be in the lottery for the next few years. If you guys are saying he didn't get much to work with in Utica? Well he ain't getting much to work with in Vancouver
  15. Jack and Patrick both being a top 3 pick franchise player. I dunno if Toronto gets a tkackuk they'll still make the playoff.. it'll be another great piece but not one that'll bring them to a new level