Thread: Prospect Info: Detroit Red Wings Prospect #20
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09-06-2012, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
Draft order isn't the be all and end all.
Marchenko, for example, was a 7th rounder in part, because he's Russian, and Russians are undervalued in the draft.
I agree it's not the be all, end all. And point taken on the Russian example (though I don't think it's because they are undervalued, I think it's more because they are more of a flight risk, but that's another discussion), there are exceptions to every rule. However, in this circumstance, with Athanasiou vs Paterson, I contend that draft position holds serve. Now if 3 months from now Paterson is bombing and Athanasiou is putting up crazy points, by all means, bury Paterson behind him. Too early to do so at this point though, imo.

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