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04-08-2012, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by vitogor View Post
If we picked 30th for 3 years in row between 2005 and 2007, we could've drafted:

2005: James Neal or Paul Stastny instead of Benoit Pouliot, and Kris Letang or Keith Yandle instead of Matt Kassian.

2006: Milan Lucic and Artem Anisimov instead of Jimmy Sheppard and Ondrej Fiala

2007: P.K. Subban instead of Colton Gillies

But yeah, it's absolutely necessary to pick in top 3

I'll put it this way: you have a better chance of drafting a great player in top 3-5. But if your scouting is strong (which I believe ours is), they'll find some gems with later picks.

I'm taking off my tank avatar, and rooting for the win tonight.

Thank you!

Our inability to get a top-3 pick is not what's screwing us right now. Six consecutive busted first round picks are. Plus out of those six years, we only had two second rounders who have actually played a game the NHL––and one of them's Kassian.

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