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07-08-2011, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Yeah, the sort of analysis you quoted makes no sense whatsoever. Hindsight is 20/20, and there's a chance we wouldn't have Backstrom or Alzner had one of those other players been taken. Shea Weber was drafted in the 2nd round. Woe is me. There were 29 other GMs that passed him over, some twice.
That is the bizarre thing about drafting in the NHL. Doug Wickenheiser, Bonsignore, Daigle, and Kharlamov are prime examples of high picks that were a fail. When Fehr was drafted, he was projected to be a huge sniper prospect, a can't miss kid. The injury things happen and nobody can predict those things. I think of Pat Peake. He was another player who had the skills, but his injuries just hobbled him horribly. Some years you win in the draft, some you don't.

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