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07-24-2012, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Not what I said.

See if any of these names get you to realize what I am saying....

Rick DiPietro
Patrik Stefan
Alexandre Daigle
Andrei Zyuzin
Alexander Svitov
Alexandre Volchkov
Jason Bonsignore
Benoit Pouliot
Thomas Hickey
Hugh Jessiman
Petr Taticek

See if any of these names get you to realize something else...

Sidney Crosby
Jonathan Toews
Alexander Ovechkin
Evgeni Malkin
Vincent Lecavalier
Dany Heatley
Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Joe Thornton
Patrick Marleau
John Tavares
Eric Staal
Tyler Seguin
Drew Doughty
Bobby Ryan
Chris Pronger
Paul Kariya
Taylor Hall
Matt Duchene
Viktor Hedman
Jason Spezza
Ilya Kovalchuk
Marian Gaborik
etc. etc.

It's a fact that if you draft higher, you're significantly more likely to get a quality player. Especially now, as scouting becomes more sophisticated, your chances of drafting a bust that early are significantly lower than they were 10 years ago. Look at every draft from 2000-2010. How many top 5 picks can you find that ended up not being impact players for their teams?

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