Thread: GDT: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
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05-11-2012, 03:01 PM
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And 2007 we drafted a boom or bust type Hickey over surefire Alzner. That pick still makes me angry. Doughty-Alzner >>>> Doughty-Scuderi.
Meh on Alzner. He's better than Hickey for sure, but are we really missing out on much by not having him?

If you want to complain about a D-man from that draft we didn't get, I'd look at McDonagh. Dude plays 25 minutes a night at times and is a rock in New York. That said, to further what Herby and Jaykings said, the 2007 draft sucked in terms of high end talent and Hickey was expected to go between 15 and 25. DL took him off the board, but it wasn't a Jesse Niintimaki or Adrian Foster type selection. That said, I agree with you, Hickey was a boom or bust pick that didn't jive with what DL usually does.

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