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12-05-2010, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
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.
It does matter, though. Focusing on Kane is stupid, because the Flyers couldn't draft Kane. If JVR was a stud, and Kane was a bust, then that would be a problem in Chicago... because they could have drafted JVR. Similarly, if we had drafted Turris over JVR, we probably wouldn't be thrilled with who we got in that comparison.

Kane was the #1 pick, and he's been the better player thus far... so apparently they got it right. It's fine to complain that we lost the lottery to Chicago, but it isn't JVR's fault he isn't as good as Kane.

Who should we compare him to? What is the proper measuring stick if not the guy taken before him?
Who we could have drafted instead... not who was off the board.

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