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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-25-2012, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by
Eyes of Orpik
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.
if that was the case, then Forsberg would have been the player to pick, as he was absolutely the perfect fit for Pittsburgh.
So the only way for that pick to make sense is the Pens staff thinking of Pouliot as the best player available.
Personally i have my doubts about it, but i'm not familiar enough with Pouliot's game to be sure.
Personally #2, i think the Pens went into this draft determined to get Pouliot no matter what, never thought they had a chance at Forsberg and simply put their heads in the sand and went with the original plan.
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