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04-19-2011, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Hale The Villain View Post
The draft is overrated. Simple as that. Players drafted from the 3rd-7th are unlikely to ever make the NHL and stick. So why not take a gamble? I see players playing on their junior team's 4th line drafted because they are from North America. They will never make the NHL, even if they do it's as a dime a dozen bottom 6 forward. It's not hard to replace those, there are hundreds of options available at the start of FA every year to replace a 4th line spot, and it only costs a late round pick usually at the trade deadline to pick up a bottom 6 veteran for your cup run. I just don't see the point in wasting time drafting/developing a future fringe NHL grinder when we could be taking flyers on potential top 6 talent.

I'd rather aim high and miss, than aim low and hit.

The Russians won this years WJC. How are they old news?
Wjc is a far cry from nhl greatness. Softer game with different rules. Turtling instigators are rewarded for not fighting back. A little scrum results in a penalty for the retaliation player.

No Russians unless a generational talent like ovie comes up.

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