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04-08-2012, 02:21 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco
Originally Posted by
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.
LET'S GO WILD
Our inability to get a top-3 pick is
what's screwing us right now.
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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