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03-17-2009, 03:28 AM
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B-rock
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I'd really like to know what was going through Nonis'/Delorme's heads when they drafted Ellington VERY high in the 2nd round. LIke others have said, he's not a write off, but you don't draft a defensive dman from a junior league that high in the draft. As others have said, you draft on skill and those guys that don't make it as offensive dmen at least have the skills to translate their games into defensive players.

The same thing goes for not drafting 3rd line and 4th line players out of junior. You draft the guys with the most skill and those that aren't skilled enough, can translate their games into 3rd/4th liners with enough determination and grit. If a kid can't score in junior, there's not a hope in hell he'll be a good player in the NHL.

It could be argued that White is in the same boat, but at least he showed skill as a prospect. Still wonder why they took him with their 1st rounder though....don't quite get that.

No wonder Nonis was fired.

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