Originally Posted by voodoochile
Two thoughts... First, they've pretty much brought their entire system up in the last 5 years and second, it's amazing how hard it is to draft good talent when you are winning the division 4 times in 6 years and just missing a 5th time and thus drafting bottom 7 slots on a consistent basis.
True. I've always thought that contributed to our willingness to trade away prospects. If we continued winning the division, our draft choices were not going to be any good and our chances of building a top system becomes so much more difficult.