NYI #26, #31, Bruins #2 + for #11 - #17 overall
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05-14-2009, 02:56 PM
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So, the Isles have done a crappy job of drafting on the second round. Does that make 2nd rounders worthless?
All I asked is how you counted to three. 26 + 31 + bruins 2nd = first to move up + 2 second rounders. Maybe I don't need the "+", which isn't worth a 2009 second rounder anyway (but we can agree to disagree on that). If that's what you mean, please say so.
To answer your question, I do think the history makes 2nd rounders less valuable. Maybe NYI's scouting has improved, and maybe it hasn't. We're only 3 drafts removed from Milbury, 2 from the Smith fiasco. There's not much reason to think it's changed.
I don't think the history makes mid-1sts less valuable. We can argue Nokelainen and O'Marra all day (both weak drafts), but I think that was more misfortune than anything else. But Nilsson was a screwup. I'm pretty sure Snow learned from that disaster.
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