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03-30-2009, 05:56 PM
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The logic is that because of their market, they owe it to the team to draft local products at similar talent, yes.
There are 29 other teams scouting and drafting the same players, so matter how much they like local players or want to draft them, the odds they will get these players is still very low. You can trade up in the draft but you are risking more assets so it better be worth it and usually any players beyond the first handful in any draft year have question marks. These are usually 17 year old kids they are trying to eventually project in the NHL.
My only point is that just because they may not have drafted any local players in a draft year, doesn't mean they did not have some high on their draft list. The odds will always be against them getting the players they like best unless they have a top pick.
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