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07-17-2012, 05:17 PM
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Faidh ar Rud Eigin
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When teams draft for need they reach and end up taking busts. You always take the best player available, then you can always trade that player later on for a position you need at that point. Fowler safer then Campbell? I don't see that, Campbell was always regarded as one of the "safest" picks in the draft.
You draft for need when the gap between two players is not large.

And I don't remember ever hearing that Campbell was one of the safest picks in the draft. Goalies are never safe because so much can happen. Injuries are a much larger concern, goalies are always raw, they always need seasoning. Anything can happen in the 3-8 years it takes goalies to make the NHL.

Fowler would definitely be a top 4 defensemen in the NHL, just a question if he could be better than that. Campbell may never play in the NHL, that was never a guarentee.

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