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12-19-2008, 11:30 PM
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Filatov had committed to playing in the NHL prior to the draft. Both Grachev and Petrov were considered 1st round talents, but had yet to commit to the NHL. Petrov's contract was being discussed as a reason not to draft him since it appeared he was committed for another three years.
You still haven't addressed my point, just created an impression that you did.
How much of a drop does this problem cause? 5 picks? 20 picks? 3 rounds? How much?
Why did Cherry drop only about 10 picks down while Grachev dropped to the third round? Could it be that Grachev just isn't a blue chip talent?
If a team is wary, they'd be at least a little concerned about Filatov too because he can always change his mind. Petrov had a contract. Grachev was something between Petrov and Filatov.
He was not really seen as a first rounder, but more as a second rounder by those in the know. So he dropped because of the transfer agreement.
But he didn't drop from top-10 to the middle of the third round.
Let's stop pretending like we have a blue-chipper here. We have a second rounder who went in the third round. Kinda like Billy Ryan in 2004.
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