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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-22-2012, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Praha, CZ
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I dont know this guy, but when a consensus top 5 player was still on the board, the kind we need on the NHL team, it is one of those times you wonder whether BPA is always the way.... especially when you reach for yet another D-man.
It's a gamble, sure. But so is drafting for need. As far as risk evaluation goes, I think I prefer BPA. You're not going to win every draft, but you're more likely to get players that actually become NHL players instead of a roster of underachievers.
People want scouting to be some sort of sabremetric voodoo science, but it's not. And anything that increases our odds in getting SOMETHING back is always good.
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