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06-20-2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Canucker View Post
It doesn't matter if you have depth at position, IMO you take the player who has the potential to have the biggest impact on the organization, not the roster. You are drafting the best player available, not the best position available.
Agreed. The arguments people are making stating that Schneider drafted in the 1st round was a different situation because we had nothing but Cloutier and Auld are completely nonsensical. If anything, they support the idea of drafting a goalie.

It took Schneider 8 years to be ready for prime time. Nobody has a clue what this organization will look like in 8 years. By that time Schneider may have flamed out, Lack broken his leg, and Cannata traded. Suddenly a goalie is once again the top priority.

By most accounts, this draft is fairly weak in terms of forward prospects. Subban has a good pedigree and may be the best player available by the time we pick. He's also poised to be the starter for team Canada in the WJC which is good for any young players' development. If the Canucks think he's a good prospect, you take him if he's there.

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