Thread: Prospect Info: Last pick, #188 is....Louie Nanne
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06-24-2012, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Ovechkid08 View Post
And Burke got the best player in the draft too right? Player draft quotes mean little or less, if his game had ever been worthy of his position I would have no problem, but I have seen him since peewees and unless he drastically improves his lateral mobility/all around skating to fit his shooting style, there is not much upside to his game at the AHL or NHL level.
Here's the reasoning behind 3 college bound kids in the draft from Fletcher.

"In the later rounds, I think it's advantageous to look at kids going off to college just because you get longer development," Fletcher said. "Junior kids and Europeans, you only get two years (before they have to be signed). College, it's four, sometimes five.

"We liked some other junior kids, but we'll get them (to development camp) on invites, so we'll end up looking at more players this way."
Additionally... why are you so stressed out about a 7th round pick? Most don't make the pros, and only a few actually make an impact.

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