Why is it so much harder to draft defensemen?
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07-28-2011, 10:38 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
My 2 cents....
Why are people ticketed for speeding more than tailgating? Truth is tailgaiting is more dangerous than speeding, but speeding is easier to prove/quantify.
Same for D's.
It is easier to look at a kid's stats and see goals, than it is to see into the future whether a guy will physically and mentally mature into a guy who can control the play, as a good D has to.
The position has so many fine points that need to be developped, it is not a raw skill position like a scoring forward or goaltender.
Stat sheets are easy to read. The future is not.
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