Thread: Larry Brooks: Slats Stays The Course
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03-04-2010, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
And that, I believe is the point otheras are trying to make. At the time they were drafted, players like Parise, Getzlaf and Carter were projected as 2nd line players. A player like Zherdev, who was drafted 4th in that draft, was considered to have a higher upside than the players I just mentioned; they weren't sure-fire, either.
I completely understand that. But you guys can't ignore the fact that a blue chip prospect has a higher probability of reaching a higher ceiling. If that wasn't the case, GMs would be throwing around 1st round draft picks like they were candy.

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