A Look Ahead: 2012 NHL Entry Draft Pt. 3
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04-12-2012, 12:16 PM
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Location: St Paul, MN
I'd argue it's better to draft a high end offensive defenseman (who will likely spend a year in juniors) with a #7 pick than to get a two-way guy who is physical at that pick with limited offense.
If we want a pure physical defenseman, why spend a 7th overall on him? Target someone in the 2nd round, or pick up via trade, or wait and see how Falk and Stoner develop. Both guys are huge and physical, although they have flaws.
I'm not sure many teams have a physical defenseman without offensive talent on their top pairing.
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