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04-05-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by kasper11 View Post
Okposo was drafted 7th. Right after Derrek Brassard and before Peter Meuller, James Shepard and Michael Frolik. All players that he is better than.

Other recent #7 picks (2009-2000): Nazem Kadri, Colin Wilson, Jakub Voracek, Jack Skille, Rotislav Olesz, Ryan Suter, Joffrey Lupul, Mike Komisarek, Lars Jonsson

Other than Suter and Lupul, none are top liners. Wilson is probably the only other one I would consider trading Okposo for.

In other words, if you are expecting an all star with the #7 pick, you are expecting too much. Okposo is developing better than the players drafted around him and better than most #7 picks.
Well played Kasper, well played.

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