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Preds select AUSTIN WATSON - 1st round - 18th overall
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06-26-2010, 12:31 AM
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How many dynamic players are available when picking at the 18th spot? I think those expectations are unrealistic. Dynamic players are Hall and Seguin, Kane, Ovechkin, Crosby, Crosby, etc. I don't think there was anybody we were gonna get at 18 that would've been dynamic. Etem maybe but that was a stretch at best. And don't get me wrong, but wouldn't you consider 20 points in 10 games to be dynamic?
Wouldn't you say ten games is a relatively small sample size?
And there are plenty of dynamic offensive players...even in the second round. I think the Capitals got a steal in Kuznetsov, and my liking for Etem was well-known. They may not be "well-rounded," but I think we have enough two-way players that we can afford a floater or two.
With that said, I don't mind this pick. If he turns into Jordan Staal or Ryan Kesler....25 goal Selke candidate material...then obviously I'll love it. I just worry that we drafted a guy that sounds a lot like a lot of guys that have passed through our system...and even one that's currently the most controversial "defensive forward that should score more goals" on the team.
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