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03-13-2012, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Forsead View Post
Nowhere I wrote that drafting in the top 5 or tanking for years was a free pass to having a good team. What I'm I see it's the fact that you get a huge change at getting a elite talent in drafting in the top 5. you still need to develop the guy and have some luck (especially with injuries). Also I'm pretty sure there is even a better chance lately in the last few years.
It's 50/50...for every Penguins or Black Hawks team who are terrible for 5 years drafting high works for them there is a Blue Jackets or Islanders which drafting high didn't work. The point is who wants to scrap on the bottom of the NHL for 5 years for 50% chance of it benefitting them?

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