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12-05-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Well, it should matter because by the end there really wasn't that much debate (as I remember) as to who the #1 pick should be. JVR came out of a weak draft class with only one immediate impact player in the bunch as viewed at the draft.

And, seriously, there was serious debate between Turris and JVR. People focusing on JVR and Kane are ignoring the fact that guys that were getting compared to Joe *ing Sakic on draft day spent all of last year in the AHL and were drafted one spot behind JVR.
That's why I said it doesn't matter if it is equal or fair. When you get drafted, you get compared to the guys drafted around you, and normally the highest drafted player. If the player turns out better everyone will always say how stupid the team ahead of them was for not drafting him and if he turns out not as good they will always say they made the right choice. That's how it works. Who should we compare him to? What is the proper measuring stick if not the guy taken before him?

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