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05-30-2004, 07:15 PM
Potted Plant
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I am all about getting feast-or-famine types. Why the heck not? I'm definitely a 'best player available' guy when that's clearly applicable, but you can't really just reduce it to that. You have to look at draft picks in terms of risk and reward. Who's to say which player is more valuable between one who has a 60% chance of making the NHL but will never be more than a 4th line grinder versus a guy with a 30% chance of making the NHL but will be a second line scorer if he makes it? It's hard to look at those two and say that one is "better" than the other.

But in our position, with the 5 second rounders and the late first rounder, we are in a position to take more than our fair share of risky players in hopes of landing one who will be a standout player while still backing those up with more "safe" type picks. So, give me Wheeler. Give me Pineault. Give me Salmonsson. Then give me safer guys.

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