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07-31-2011, 12:27 PM
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Em Ancien
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
So what's the fun in making a ranking if you're restricted in following the order they've been selected in? Besides take a look back at previous drafts, I guess you'd be surprised how many lower drafted players end up being better than the higher drafted players. In the 2010 draft Mark MacMillan was selected before Gallagher yet in the Habs board were higher on the latter. What's the big deal?
As I said, past years is fine. There's hockey that's been played in between.

But this is a month after the draft. This isn't predict your sleeper late round pick (AFAIK), this is a prospect ranking. What's Pribyl done to up his stock, or Didier to lower his?

It makes no sense that professionals pick certain players in a certain order, but the guys deemed to be lesser prospects get a jump on a team's ranking right after the draft for being european and have perceived skill? Remember the Datsyukan hands of Trunev? Good times.

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