Phoenix Coyotes 2012 draft preview
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06-17-2012, 02:56 PM
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Thing is, everyone who drafts a Chipchura, Gordon, or Pyatt is hoping they become a Richards, Kesler, or Doan.
I don't think that's always true. Maybe this is hindsight, but I recall both Chipchura and Gordon being drafted for their low risk in spite of their lack of upside. Neither was supposed to a point-per-game player, but I think the Habs and Caps thought they'd be getting a stud 2nd line center who put up 50-60 points and would contend for the Selke a few times. That said, both Richards and Kesler were drafted with a similar upside in mind, and both have far exceeded those expectations. It's not an exact science.
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