Round 2, pick #51 - Rangers select C Derek Stepan (Shat.-St. Mary's, High-MN)
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06-25-2008, 10:45 AM
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And Edge's point was that you could have said the same about a guy like Dubinsky. It's a crap shoot. Until they come up with some kind of wild predicting technology that lets you figure out how much someone is going to grow, you just have no way of knowing what will happen (well, maybe aside from looking at their parents!).
In the end, better to draft based on skill than size, if you're looking for someone to be a scorer
Ok i'll say it again - Dubinsky utilized what size he had, thats why you can't use him as an example - Olver, Inman, Falardeau, Roche, Ryan - these guys are all pretty much the same player. Stepan fits their mold more than he does a Dubi or Anisimov.
You're right, its great to draft skill, just seems like its always the same type of player, with pretty unspectaular results as far as turning out NHL'ers.
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