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04-08-2012, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Frozen Failure View Post
The picks seem to be reflective upon the situation which he had encountered. Took the risky pick in Glennie. Took the risky pick in Campbell, took the safest pick in Oleksiak, if we're going to look at it that way.
Seems like a pretty smart pick to me.

The bustability factor is relatively low (the chances of Oleksiak becoming at very least a functioning NHL defenseman are pretty good) and the upside is definitely there. I don't know if he'll ever put up consistent 45+ point seasons (maybe a reach) but he should be able to contribute solid defense definitely and decent offense. It just seems like he could be anything from a just okay NHL defenseman to an elite one. That's a player I can deal with having in the organization.

My theory on the Oleksiak draft pick is that the Glennie and Campbell (especially this one) picks were more Nieuwendyk influenced and Oleksiak was more of a scouting department pick.

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