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06-26-2012, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
That is the key thing people are overlooking.
It is a meaningless argument when it comes to this draft. The number of D-men already picked in years past assures a tougher road to the NHL team for a D-prospect than any capable forward would have. It is obvious. We have what..... two wingers signed beyond next season?

Originally Posted by Mr Jiggyfly View Post
Shero knew at the draft table with Staal out of the picture now, he was going to address the lack of skill in the top 6 now, not wait for a kid three years down the line. He then preceded to build the deepest blueline farm in the NHL. It's the stuff wet dreams are made of.

Again, people have to look at the big picture.
What is the difference between picking a forward or a D-man who won't make a difference for 3 years, at best? Pouliot and Maatta certainly won't either, and Forsberg for instance is already playing against men.

This has nothing to do with disliking Pouliot the player. I am not against picking D-men at all.
This is simply about being in position to have a free range of very good prospects and lots of people disagreeing that Shero got the BPA.
Beyond that, of course many people had their hopes up for a potential impact forward seeing that such a player would have a much easier way into the team. Particularly when many professionals felt that when we drafted the BPA's were actually forwards.

Whoever is right we will see down the line, but you telling people that they should trust these decisions unconditionally is no different than others telling you that Tangradi isn't playing because he isn't good enough. There's room for grey between the black and white.

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