2012 NHL Entry Draft Talk 2.0
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02-11-2012, 11:05 PM
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Sounds fine to me, the team needs offensive talent desperatly. We don't need to wait another 5 years to develop a good dman so we can then go through the process of trying to trade him for the player we wanted initially. If you never draft offense you wont get young offensive players, it is damn hard to trade for them because teams don't want to trade them. Simple as that.
Drafting a player that has no spot on your team when you have glaring holes is downright dumb. After the top elite players (arguably Yakupov, Grigorenko Galchenyuk) who is to say Collberg isn't as talented as Forsberg? Or maybe Reinhart is better than Murray?
It is a crap shoot so pick the one that suits the team, not just some random guy who may or may not be better.
Our offense is downright anemic and we have Tinordi and Beaulieu who will be fighting for NHL spots in a year or two. Add in Subban, Gorges and Emelin and you have almost no open spots. Meanwhile we have Gallagher and who fighting for top spots on the offensive side? It is too hard to trade for young elite offensive talent, we need to pick several THIS year.
Man, needs change every year. While I agree that we need high offensive players and we'll still need it in 3 years if we don't draft one, there is no guarantee a second grade prospect like Girgensons or Collberg will be able to translate his play to the next level.
This is where BPA is important. If you think that at your spot, the player who is the most likely to become dominant in the NHL is a d-man, you have to choose him even if you have guys like Tinordi or Beaulieu in your system because they could turn out being busts or #7s in the NHL. We don't know yet. And if they all pans out...well! that's great news because young top prospect d-man has great value on the market.
That's my 2cents.
And again, sorry for my english. I'm having an hard time to translate exactly what I want to say.
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