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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-24-2012, 10:08 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
It doesn't matter where Pouliot was ranked. PITTSBURGH liked him all year and scouted him, he probably wouldn't have been there at 22 so they took him at 8 while they could. It's not about rank, it's about who a GM thinks fits their team. Anaheim could have used Forsberg instead of the D they picked at #6 and they have Selanne who could retire next year. Tampa Bay picked Slater Koekkoek at #10, and they have St. Louis in his mid 30's.
Some Pens fans wanted Forsberg, that's fine. But don't say Pouliot is a bad pick because it's who Shero wanted for awhile and he played with Morrow and we got another good D in Maata at 22.
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