Blake Wheeler - A Boston Bruin on 7/1/08
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05-30-2008, 05:06 PM
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yeah 35th pick, still doesnt make up for losing a top 5, though i'm not sure he's ever gonna amount to such high expectations.
he wasn't supposed to be a top 5 pick though, they went completely off the board at #5. he should have been closer to 20-25
and phoenix took him out of high school knowing that he was headed to college and knowing that he'd be old enough to become a UFA before his senior year, its not like this supposed 'loophole' just snuck up on them last week. thats the risk you take drafting any player going to college, if he stays in school for 4 years you might lose his rights...
and would it be any different if he had to re-enter the draft? how would that change things for phoenix?
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