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06-25-2011, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand View Post
Fowler's slide was because of an unexpected run on forwards at the top of the draft. Beaulieu was surpassed by no fewer than 3 lower ranked players at his own position. THAT is extremely concerning.
Well can we call this year's an unexpected run of toughness on D? 'Cause if the 3 guys you're talking about are Brodin, Oleksiak and Siemens, well you have 1 guy you could say that was chosen based on talent (Brodin), but then the other 2 were all on special size and toughness (even if Oleksiak is not known for it).

But then it also depends which list you are talking about....Beaulieu was behind Olekziak and Siemens on THN. Only Brodin was 4 spots behind. Future Considerations had Siemens just 2 spots behind, Brodin and Olekziak a little further. While it is a little more spectacular on Hockey Prospects. As far as CSS is concerned, well having a Euro list, makes it impossible if they had Brodin ahead of Beaulieu.

Now, it's also entirely possible that Beaulieu was ranked a little too high. Yet, all of those rankings are made by professionnals, just like the teams have. All those guys are just like 4 other teams. I mean, if there's an expansion, while totally in fantasy land, it's possible that this new team hires every guys that works for Future Considerations and make them their scouting group....if so, Beaulieu is #9 overall on their list.

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