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2011 NHL Entry Draft/Other Prospects (All NON-RANGERS Prospect Discussion - Part 2)
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03-17-2011, 02:39 PM
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The Jets philosophy under Mike Tannenbaum has been quality over quantity. He has traded up to select Revis,Sanchez,Harris,Keller and Greene. One key player is more important than 2 or 3 players. Identify the player and trade up to select him. It's hard to build through the draft having a chance every 30 picks. The Jets traded their entire draft in 2009 to trade up for Sanchez and Greene.
The Rangers have an extra 2nd. Put the Rangers 2nd in play with the #1 pick to move up 4-5 spots. Moving up to #12 from #16 cost the Rangers #41 pick in the draft in 2005 to select Staal. Moving up to #19 from #24 cost the Rangers #46th pick to select Lauri Korpikoski.
Or put the 2 2nds in play to trade up for a late 1st rounder.
The Rangers have shown they are not afraid to swap a prospect for a draft pick. Alex Bourret to PHX for a 3rd in 2008(Tomas Kundratek) and Bobby Sanguinetti for a 6th in 2010(Jesper Fasth) and the Caps 2nd in 2011.
Interesting point RB.
I guess there is one subsensial difference though, drafting in hockey is way harder then drafting in the NBA, NFL or MLB, at least from what I understand in those sports.
I think sometimes -- if you really got a good track of a player -- you can step in and really get a kid who not only have raw abilitys, but also can play hockey. Staal is a example of that.
But then you have guys with raw ability, IMO guys like Korpikoski, MDZ, Sangs and co. Guys like that can take another step in a hurry, sometimes they will not.
In the 2nd round you can often pick up very solid players too, especially if you are prepaired to gamble on guys not 100% to come over from Europe. But remember that Step, Dubi, Cally, Hank, AA and co all are lower round picks.
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