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06-25-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
I'd agree with this. The down side is that teams generally turn to drafting defenseman en-masse when they feel the draft has dried up in terms of offensive upside in players. This is why we should feel only cautiously optimistic, emphasis on caution.

Hopefully history shows this draft was a good turning point for the club , but it's still in a deep hole that can't be escaped from in one draft. ( at the word "dynasty")
Playing Devil's Advocate on your first point, I'd say that the emphasis on drafting defenseman doesn't necessarily mean that the forward crop was weak. It is highly likely that with so many defenseman going, teams realized they had to pick them up because they we're going so fast.

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