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by Paul on 06/29/13 at 06:18 PM ET
“It’s all guesswork, our research says nobody is particularly good at making (draft) decisions. There are people who have the reputation of having made great decisions. There’s this myth of Detroit as a great late-round chooser.
“I would tell you it’s a bit of a myth. They do a great job (scouting) in Europe, not so good in North America. But what Detroit is absolutely tremendous at is retaining and developing players.
“At some point, drafting well is useless if you can’t develop and retain (the players), as many teams know.”
-Peter Tingling, business professor at Simon Fraser University on the NHL Draft. More on this topic from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star.
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