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I give my thoughts on the selection of the Boston College winger, and other food for thought. Enjoy and discuss.
I know this could be in the prospect thread but this is focused mostly on one player.
Really nice article. Agree with all of that and you provided the facts to back up your theory. I usually am against labeling a kid a bust before turning pro...but the old lack of speed thing is a killer in today's NHL. I would guess around 80% of the kids who are drafted with the dreaded "lack of speed" label turn out to be busts.
I frown on my Flyers drafting anyone who cant skate ...especially in the first round!! I can site 3 recent Flyer picks who were drafted with sub par whee
I think I read somewhere that once Boldy was taken off the center position, and back to a winger, he caught fire, and that Alex Newhook would be the center feeding him. If that is how it went, Boldy probably needs to have a good center to achieve results.
My source of optimism......
1)Guerin's attempt to trade Parise, IMO a clear sign that BG recognizes the second most important issue is getting younger (the first obvious issue, generically speaking is to acquire younger and better talent)
2)I'm cautiously optimistic through trade, buyout and/or expiration he'll move 6 of the 8 bad (IMO) Wild contracts within 16 months.
3)That Guerin didn't trade simply for the sake of making trades. Obviously he could have found a trading