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05-24-2012, 12:45 AM
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You cannot argue that a pick has the value of the player drafted with it. Or I guess the #3 pick is officially more valuable than the #1 pick because Toews is better than EJ. It is not valid at all that two 15th overalls are more valuable than 1st overall and 29th overall. It's not close at all. The point is, 'average draft position' means absolutely nothing, especially when one team has had a 1st overall and a 4th overall.
When you're arguing that the Blues have drafted much better in the first round compared to the Sharks, number of picks is a big deal. One team has a pick at 1, 20, and 30. The other team had a pick at 16. They both average to 16, but the former team will 100% have the better player.
Whatever though, I'm not even really sure what we're arguing any more.
I thought we were done with the Marleau bit?
But, if it's at all relevant, Joe Thornton has a cap hit of $7M next season but a salary of only $6M.
Like I said, I started responding to you then just got on a roll. I remember you from the playoff thread, and you are good peoples.
But I still contend that average draft position CAN matter, and that the players selected with the picks matter as well. Especially since we are talking about drafts that already happened. 1,29 v 15,15 is just one example. 8,22 v 12,18 is much more debatable.
And I didn't mean a slight on Marleau. I meant that while his production has gone down the past few years, salaries have gone up at such a rate that he isn't overpaid.
As for Joe, yes. I suspect that in the next few seasons we will see these players with front loaded contracts start to get moved to smaller salary team. Their production will no longer justify their cap-hits, but their salaries will be reasonable for what they bring to the table. The large cap-hit will help small market teams meet the floor, while the big-market teams will be looking for cap relief and not demand huge returns.
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