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04-07-2012, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
Yeah, that's it. Broadbent and Gillies are pretty much the poster boys for the bronze age of the ATD, so to speak. It's great to have a guy like that on your team, but the ultimate difference between a Broadbent and a guy like Watson doesn't even come close to justifying a 5th round pick.
Yeah, the Harry Watson comparison is a good one. And this is a guy who was frequently taken in the 500s, slowly rising, before, in the last couple drafts, others started taking a sharp knife to him, so to speak, and said, "ok, are we starting to overrate him?" 350-ish is probably where he belongs, and I wouldn't say the case for Gillies or Broadbent is particularly stronger.

What does this say for Wayne Cashman? He's always one of the weakest offensive players on a scoring line and that came out last draft, but a good GM took him this time again higher than last time (when I got him, he was a value compared to past draft positions). Should he fall? Or is the fact that he is quite possibly the best of all-time at one important skill his saving grace?

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