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04-06-2012, 06:19 PM
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Erik Estrada
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Ds develop in weird ways and the great majority of blue-chip Ds were picked in the Second Round or later. It's not because a D is big, fast, is offensively enclined, has a big shot, etc... that he'll be great.

There was some serious debates a few year back, should it be Hedman over Tavares, or Doughty over Stamkos?... Today, who in their right mind would pick the Ds? It's too much of a risk to waste a chance at a forward with elite skills for some D who has drafting history stacked against him.

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