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Around the League 2019-2020 Edition

LeafGm

Well-known member
You were trashing him when we first signed him.

I don’t remember zeke’s opinion, but I definitely thought it was an awful move at the time. Didn’t know enough about Petry, and assumed that as an Oilers reject, he must be shit.

Damn could they have ever used him for all these years though. Great 2nd pair RHD at worst, and borderline top pair.
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
Yep.

Thought he was just another overrated oilers dman. Turns out he was their best, and they dumped him because oil change.

That was what? 7 years ago?
He wasn't ready to be a #1 when Edmonton expected him to be that. When he signed in Montreal he fell in behind Markov and Subban. It was the perfect scenario for him to mature to what he is now.
 

LeafGm

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Factoid: over its last 6 drafts, the Penguins have drafted one player who has played more than 200 games. Kasperi Kapanen.

Not surprising. He’s proven adept at making bold moves to push stagnant teams on the cusp over the top, but drafting has never been his thing.

His draft record during his long tenure as GM for the Hartfolina Whalicanes is an absolute wasteland, and that’s just carried over to his tenure in Pittsburgh.
 

BeLeafer

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His draft record during his long tenure as GM for the Hartfolina Whalicanes is an absolute wasteland, and that’s just carried over to his tenure in Pittsburgh.
Not a single NHL game from their past 4 drafts. Wasteland is correct.
 

Habsy

Wrong Thinker Extraordinaire
I don’t remember zeke’s opinion, but I definitely thought it was an awful move at the time. Didn’t know enough about Petry, and assumed that as an Oilers reject, he must be shit.

Damn could they have ever used him for all these years though. Great 2nd pair RHD at worst, and borderline top pair.
Yeah he's been a solid 1B for a few years. No drama either just solid work. He is prone to brain farts though but not often.
 

BeLeafer

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We could have had Rutherford style drafting if they'd retained Mark fucking Hunter. His big first rounder that didn't fall into his lap was "Timoth".
 
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