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06-25-2011, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Phenom97 View Post
I believe Shero's idea is to draft defensemen that will highly benefit from development in the AHL. If we have too many he can simply trade for a forward (Example Neal Trade). Defensemen that are really good tend to return more value then the other way around(and have a higher success rate). So this is a rather good idea to be honest. He can simply go after UFA offense every year and draft defensemen every year.

I'm beginning to think he is a genius to be honest.
I think you're reading too much into it.

I think Shero's staff might have a niche for being able to scout defense (and that's a big 'might') but you pick the best available player. And when it's all said and done if you have too many defenseman or too many centers or too many goaltenders, etc. then at least you have a good asset to trade whereas if you passed over a player just because of his position then you probably end up with a weaker talent who's of no value to you or anyone.

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