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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-22-2012, 10:08 PM
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Guys like Letang and Gogo did not go high and they turned out pretty good. SHERO knows how to pick defensemen and if he thinks this kid will be a stud who are we to second guess? Yes I wanted Forsberg also but I can live with it. The D prospects seemed to go and Shero has watched this kid a ton with Morrow as a team member.
CP selected both Letang and Goligoski.
Everyone here is aware that pre-draft rankings are imperfect. But you have to be absurdly confident in the Pens foresight to claim that taking a guy (Pouliot), at a position of strength, who is ranked lower than a player (Forsberg), in a position of need, in almost everyone's rankings.
It is not wrong to question this pick. At the very least they could have picked up more assets by moving down.
Shero and Co. are not omniscient.
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