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06-16-2012, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by PhoPhan View Post
That all said, take a look at the current roster of the reigning Pacific Division champs. How many of those players were drafted by the Coyotes? Not counting guys like Stone and Summers who only played a handful of games, I see only five (Doan, Hanzal, Boedker, Yandle, OEL), and no two from the same year. The draft is valuable for budget teams like the Coyotes, but it's only one component of building a team.
The thing is that if you asked everyone to list their top eight players on the team last year, those five would be on everylist. That's why drafting well is important. It's easier to add top players via draft than through trade or free agency.

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