Thread: Fan 590: Nonis Interview
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05-25-2012, 09:10 PM
John-Eric Iannicello
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
I want them to draft the player who is BPA at 5, not deke themselves out of a potential impact player because they're trying to get too cute. One guy who was consistently creative at the draft was Mike Milbury.
But I think the point there is, if the BPA on your list, isn't as highly regarded on other teams in your area's list, why not move down? Apparently, that was the situation in the Islanders example. I don't think it's wise to just sit there and pick your guy at 5 when he can be there at 7 and you gain an additional asset in the process.

Islanders had Bailey targeted, but knew they could move down and nab him. Could they have selected other players? Sure, but if they wanted Bailey from the start the other players don't matter.

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