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03-08-2010, 12:23 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Unless youre drafting 1st overall and MAYBE 2nd overall its not all that much of a guarantee either. Can you imagine how much NY would hate it if we used the 2nd overall pick to take Jordan Staal over Backstrom and Toews, Backstrom, and Kessel in 2006? Class of 2007, so far Kane's the only one to really live up to being a top 5, and only 2 are in the NHL right now. You get guys like Mike Green at 29, Anze Kopitar at 11, etc. every year. I feel like the odds of finding a stud outside of the top 5 are greater than someone in the top 5 actually being a true impact player.
Del Zotto at 20 in 2008 could easily be better than Pietrangelo at 4, Luke Schenn at 5, Colten Teurbert at 13, Erik Karlsson at 15, Jake Gardiner at 17. You ask me, he's an impact player, and we got him 20th overall. Tyler Myers was taken 12th and I think he's going to be the next Zdeno Chara, which as good as Doughty has been (2nd overall) and Bogosian has been (3rd) I'll take over them anyday.
The only part I will disagree with is that last statement. No way in hell do I take Myers over Doughty, regardless of how good he is, Doughty is just a monster.
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