Aug 18, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Brian2016</b></div><div>I'd probably make that trade right now, but I'm not sure EDM is willing to abandon a #4 overall pick. Has EDM drafted poorly, or what? Take away McDavid and Hall, two obvious #1's, and you're left w/ a lot of underachievers.</div></div>
It definitely seems like they have drafted poorly ... but I think they're worse at player development than they are drafting.
Almost all of their 1st round picks are immediately thrown into the fire and expected to be a savior ... then they're under so much pressure to produce that the rest of their game doesn't improve until their like 25 (or at all). <strong>Examples = Hall, Nuge, Yakupov, Eberle, Gagne, Puljujarvi, Schultz.</strong>