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Jets select Lukas Sutter (39th overall)
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06-27-2012, 03:13 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Will you like it just the same if Lowry and Sutter end up topping out as 3rd line players?
personally, I will. I think batting even is one top 6/top4 player(essentially your first round pick) every year and 1 4th-3rd liner(from anywhere else).
most teams don't succesfully draft more then 2 players in a year that have honest NHL careers, and that's eschewing their roles.
if they both top out at as 3rd liners, were doing about as good as can be hoped for. if they, or any other body drafted after the first(telegin/kosmachuk/etc), ends up in a top 6 role, that's essentially a win.
I also do put some stock in a previous posters reasoning of building a certain character in the prospect pool.
Same question needs to be asked if we'd drafted a more "skilled" player with higher risk, would we still like the pick if he never made it at all?
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