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06-15-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by UniverStalinGraduate View Post
4 to 5 years?

I can't think of a single top 5 pick in the last decade at forward who has taken that kind of time to develop into a quality NHL'er.

That's a 10-30 pick, if that's true.
Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, James Van Riemsdyk, Kari Lehtonen, Blake Wheeler are a few that come off the top of my head. I'm sure I could find more if I looked them up. Considering this 2012 draft isn't the strongest draft in terms of top drawer talent, I see no problem in waiting 4-5 years for a player to come into their own if that's what it takes.

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