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12-13-2008, 11:19 AM
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Erik Estrada
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Originally Posted by MTL-rules View Post
What are you talking about, they moved up the draft to selected him, who was, btw, considered on many list a first round talent.

They needed size, offensive talent and he happens to be Quebecois... but he was, to Timmins view, the best player available... and he's still a great pick-up... not too many players drafted before or after him are better...

I'd still take him over Pouilot or Brule and they weren't selected in the 2nd round...
The guy he was compared to in scouting reports before the draft was Bobby Ryan. Also a proto-PF with troubled skating. Ryan hasn't progressed as fast as expected. I think it's much harder than before (with the rule changes) to become established with that type of game.

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