The OFFICIAL 2011 NHL Draft Thread (7PM 6/24 on VS)
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06-13-2011, 05:02 PM
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Like I said before, the odds of a first rounder drafted outside the top 8-12 picks becoming a second liner are only
. And most of these 10-20% were high-risk, high-reward guys like Hossa, rather than safe, all-around players like Malhotra.
If we are to pull a first or second liner, we have to go high-risk, high-reward. That high-risk is not just words. It has to be something: size, injury, very raw ability (Jessiman, Kreider), attitude problems, horrible defense.
There has to be a reason, a real reason why a true talent would slip to #15 in a weak draft.
Nobody wants someone with a distinct flaw, but it's the only realistic way we get an impact player. Like I said, there has to be a reason a kid slips to #15 in a weak draft and that reason has to be either his talent or his risk level. I prefer high risk to limited talent.
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