3/29/11 - Minnesota @ St. Louis - 7 PM CDT - FSN (HD)
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03-30-2011, 08:27 AM
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This is comedy. The team wins tonight while showing a ton of heart and coming back, and it's a problem? Bouchard's snipe was amazing and the team competed hard tonight. Stoner was moving the puck effectively and showed why he was given a 1 way contract last offseason.
I understand the allure of drafting in the top 10, but it's not about picking the highest rated prospect, it's about picking the right one. The draft is a crapshoot, so there's no guarantee the guy you pick @ 8 will be any better than the guy you pick @ 11. There will be some guys that drop like in years past, so I don't understand all the doom and gloom. I saw someone say they didn't want to end up with another Granlund... why not?
Their play last night was solid, and nobody's complaining about the quality of effort (for once). Bouchard's goal was, like you said, amazing. We're just upset this effort couldn't have come three weeks ago. When your team gives up and drops 8 in a row in the middle of a playoff race, it's just easier to cheer for losses, which help the team next year and frankly are more likely anyway, than for a really unlikely win that doesn't help the team in any tangible way. Pride? Really? I'm not sure we had any left.
It's not that moving up a few spots is a guarantee of draft success; it's a matter of probability. You're right that it's about picking the right prospect and not the highest rated one, but the odds you'll be able to take the right prospect are way higher. Plus, if the team is OK with drafting 11th, then let's move up to the 8th spot and trade down, and see if we can't get our 2nd back.
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