The FAN 1200 - Pierre McGuire - 3rd overall vs J. Staal??
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05-13-2012, 08:50 PM
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Sorry I meant our first round pick (meaning 3rd overall)
And in hindsight, given how players have turned out, Staal wouldn't have been a 2nd overall pick in 2006. He probably would've been 5th or 6th. Staal didn't have great stats in his draft yr compared to others like Giroux; Kessel; Toews for example yet he was chosen ahead of them because of his size and his last name. Moreover, Gally has more pts as a 16 yr old then Staal had as a 17 yr old so I'm also banking on him probably being better than Staal.
Well, I guess that means you are automatically counting on guys like Cory Emmerton, who also outscored 17 year old Staal (that same year), to end up being better, too. With all due respect, judging by points is such a fail way to judge prospects, especially when I know you couldn't even tell me right now what league scoring in the OHL was like back in 2005 compared to this year.
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