Thread: Prospect Info: ...and the cupboard is empty!
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02-24-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
There were four defensemen who were considered to be contenders to be selected at #2:

yep...Stamkos then 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d. at the time i was hoping they would go with Bogey or Schenn, because they play more physically. in reality i still cant believe they won and let TB move in for Stamkos. just where would this team be now if they had the #1 and drafted Stamkos.....that will always be a big 'what if' for Kings fans.

the point is for the prospects to graduate to the NHL. to backfill roster spots as players move along. to fill in roster spots with young talent that is cost affordable and gives a team X years. the point isn't to retain them as prospects, that doesn't fit anything except idiots that want to rank and grade team's prospect pools.

in a perfect world LA stays in the top 10, maybe drops to 15. the point is to constantly replenish this pool and you do this primarily via the draft. it's virtually impossible to maintain a very good pool without high picks. there is a reason #1-3 picks are valued so highly. the drop off and bust rate of players after the 3rd round rises substantially when it comes to ever seeing the NHL

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