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06-25-2010, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by thespeckledkiwi View Post
If we took Bjugstad at let's say the 15th pick, are Wild fans going to be patient for him to stay in school for 4 years and possibly a year in the minors? So 5 years from now?

Minnesota needs talent now. Yes they do need talent in the future as well but that is what lower draft picks are used for is to let some of the unrefined players develop slower.
You don't draft for a player to play today when you are drafting at #9. You can expect a player for today if you are in the top 3, but not at #9. ANYONE they pick is likely 2-3yrs away... Bjugstad just LOOKS to be further away due to his rail thin size ATM. That could easily change though as well. I don't think it will take 5yrs for Bjugstad to reach the NHL myself.

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