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06-28-2009, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
The point of the guys you quoted is that none of us have a much of a clue how any of the guys picked played.
Most people didn't even see any of our picks play one single game.

So to sit here and blurt out names is simply useless.

I'm not gonna pretend to know about all the players drafted and say I'd have picked him or him instead.

Some people are entertained differently I guess...
It's not about pretending to know something. If you're a fan of hockey, and/or know anything about hockey, you should have an opinion about players if you've seen them play a few times.

If you follow reputable scouting reports throughout the draft year, that helps too.

Fact remains, there are A LOT of teams in the NHL that seem to draft almost entirely according to the pre-draft rankings. If they don't pick the player projected for that spot, they tend to deviate very little one way or the other. Whether they are following the pre-draft rankings closely or things just play out that way by chance, there tend to be few major suprises on draft day if you follow things close enough.

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