LD Ryan Murray (2012, 2nd overall, Columbus)
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04-14-2012, 05:14 PM
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I don't get all this Oilers won't pass on Yakupov talk. This guy isn't exactly Ovechkin and he has more bust potential than Ryan Murray. Murray is a great skater and would fit well in the Oilers' system. At worst, he becomes a reliable number 2 defenceman. Their top line of the future is already set, they don't need Yakupov.
It's not a matter of need, but a matter of BPA. In a lottery position, that's what the pick has to be. Even in the entire first round, that's what the pick should be, although some teams sometimes ignore this basic tenet.
The only way you should pass on BPA in favour of need, in the first round especially, is if there is a player on the board who undoubtedly will fill the one weakness in your lineup.
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