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06-22-2012, 10:50 AM
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Trxjw
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Originally Posted by Rad Brichards View Post
I was watching NHL Network's Mock First Round and my God, Craig Button and the other guy are the most optimistic people in the world. By the sound of it, every single selection is praised to the sky and if you heard it, you'd think you'd be drafting a perennial all-star.
They do it for the ratings. It's the same reason every player drafted gets compared to some elite, recognizable name when the selection is made. The hardcore fan knows Yakupov isn't the next Pavel Bure, but they make the comparison for mass-appeal.

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