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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-25-2012, 02:44 PM
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I was going to be perfectly fine with Shero drafting any defenseman at pick #22. When they traded Staal though and got pick #8 with a bunch of good forward prospects still on the board, knowing that defenseman would probably be available at pick #22 and we were already deep there, that's when I didn't like the pick.
It doesn't have as much to do with not liking Pouliot, as it has to do with getting a blue chip forward prospect that this team is seriously lacking.
I understand. I just don't care about need when it comes to the draft. D-Men are typically worth more than wingers. We can flip them for wingers at some point if we need to. I also trust Shero more when it comes to D-Men than wingers anyway. He has a better track record of hitting on the D-Man picks. I guess that's because he almost only drafts D-Men but still...
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