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04-14-2012, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by hyster110 View Post
if you look at every draft from 2006 going back, every top 5 pick that has been a defenceman has been traded. its much easier to acquire a top end D then it is a Top forward

my personal oppinion is also that top drafted Dmen have much more pressure on them to perform than say a second round d man. and if you look at the top d men in the league, very few were first rounders
You mean back to '06?

If so, well, except for Doughty...and Pietrangelo...and Bogosian...and Schenn...and Alzner...and Hickey...and, ah, well, you get the point, I think.

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