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06-24-2012, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Alright I have some sour grapes about this pick. While he will probably be fine and turn out to be a Martin Erat, I think we really missed the boat on Kerdiles. Granted, the story of the Ducks drafting him (hometown) is a good one, but I wish we had moved up to nab this guy as I truly believe he has the will and the talent to really excel in the NHL.
Not that I am disappointed in Aberg, as I believe he will also be a good player, but I view a guy like Kerdiles as more of a need for this team. I think Kerdiles is more NHL ready than Aberg is.
To move up, you have to find a team willing to move down. 95% of the time, teams would prefer to keep their better pick. Every now and then, you'll get a Feaster or Snow who is targeting a sleeper, but this rarely happens. There was a thread on the main board a couple weeks ago about trading down, and it almost always turns out to be the wrong move. With all the great names left at the beginning of round 2, I highly doubt anyone was looking to give their picks away.
I do agree that Kerdiles was a great pick. I was hoping he'd fall to us as unlikely as it would have been.
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