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06-24-2012, 04:35 AM
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jaster
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Originally Posted by fabricoh View Post
Some of us were very happy when Smith was drafted.
*raises hand*

I'm generally not big on getting into the scouting/research of draft prospects, but 2007/08 was the height of my draft nerdom. I went full-tilt and researched some of these guys to the full extent of hockey mags, video, my own knowledge of hockey based on 20 years of playing the game at the time, and google in general. I was very impressed by Smith (and Nyquist) and, at the time was only really posting at RWC. There was a generally intelligent guy there who despised the Smith pick and thought it was a waste, and based his opinion mostly on Smith's weight (lol). So I was one of Smith's (and Nyquist's) biggest champions at the time, and now I can't help but favor them. Exciting for me to see them as the two biggest up-and-comers currently. But these days it takes me longer to get on board with our picks. I'm a huge Jarnkrok supporter though. Seems like Jurco is someone to be excited about. Is Frk next on that list? I think I'll have to wait for next season

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