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03-12-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
Being a first round pick means you have a great chance at being an NHL player. It DOES NOT mean that you have a good chance at being a great NHL player. Even third and fourth lines are filled with former first round picks. Let's look at my Phoenix Coyotes as an example.

Top thirty picks having skates for Phoenix this season:

1. Shane Doan
2. Daymond Langkow
3. Ray Whitney
4. Martin Hanzal
5. Lauri Korpikoski
6. Mikkel Boedker
7. Gilbert Brule
8. Raffi Torres
9. Boys Gordon
10. Taylor Pyatt
11. Kyle Chipchura
12. Marc Pouliot
13. Patteri Nokelainen
14. Kyle Turris

15. Rusty Klesla
16. Derek Morris
17. Oliver Ekman-Larsson
18. David Rundblad
19. Chris Summers

That's just this season. Some good players there, but mostly just role players.
Exactly. A guy like Nick Foligno is a pretty good pick for late in the 1st round.

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