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Bob Duff
Location: Windsor, ON
Joined: 11.10.2014

Jun 6 @ 11:24 AM ET
Bob Duff: When Many Doesn't Mean More The Detroit Red Wings made 11 selections in the 2017 NHL entry draft but have already opted to let go five of those choices.
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 6 @ 12:34 PM ET
Go away Duff.
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Jun 7 @ 1:14 PM ET
I called this year's ago. Since our drafting has actually been pretty mediocre, I advocated to use these extra picks to either acquire proven NHL talent, or as currency to move up in the draft.

Instead of Rasmussen at 9, imagine adding a 2nd and a couple of 3rds to move up and take Heiskanen or Makar. Instead we take a guy who's ceiling seems to be a 3rd line forward.

Or what about packaging someone like AA with a 2nd and a couple of those extra 3rds to land Trouba? Vatanen was traded. Would Glendening and a couple of those picks been enough?

Instead we wasted most of these 11 picks on trash.