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07-08-2011, 03:32 PM
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I also just looked at the 2003 draft, which is regarded as the best of the generation.

There were 5 players drafted who were 6'3 or taller.The only one who scored over 0.5 points per game is Loui Eriksson. He is 6'3, but skinny and is nothing resembling a tough bulldozer. If anything, he's soft. He's also the product of a European system. He's nothing like that "North American style forward" everyone is calling for the Rangers to draft.

There were an additional 8 players who were 6'2 who were drafted in the legendary 2003 draft. Only one of them (David Backes) is a "North American style forward" who scored 0.5 points per game.

So even in a great draft, the odds of you pulling a power forward who can score after the first few picks are very, very bad.

Again, nobody above 6'3 and only 1 in 8 who was 6'2, among second round draftees. That's on top of 2 for about 70 among 6'2+ second rounders from 1994 to 2002.

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