Thread: Draft By Need ?
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06-13-2011, 04:50 PM
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You know, I doubt even a guy like Timmins could actually describe his decision process with regards to BPA/need. It probably depends a lot of the draft position, how soon the player could be ready for the NHL, and how good he is compared to the remaining selections available.

Also, although I don't believe players should picked based on the current NHL team needs (except in rare circumstances), I think the overall prospect pipeline depth is probably taken into account. If all you have are scoring forwards but no defense in the farm, then it makes sense to try to shore up a bit on D. But again, I really believe it's nothing more than a case by case basis, with a lot of gutsy decisions on the drafting floor.

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