Thread: Confirmed with Link: Canucks sign D Evan McEneny
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09-13-2012, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
I know, but they were targeted for much the same reason: apparent upside, shown within a limited time frame.

Why not wait for bigger sample? I understand the pros and cons. And maybe Archibald, Grenier and Honzik surprise this year. Making my thoughts on this change somewhat, but that's a lot that has to break right.
If McEneny wasn't signed before September 15th, he goes back into the draft next season. You're basically trading one lottery ticket (a draft pick) for another (a contract slot) without the potential that he gets snagged by another team.

Or, alternatively, he could have signed with another team and the Canucks end up with nothing.

I'd rather the team take a flyer like this on a player that was highly projected but not drafted because they were hurt than take a flyer on a guy who wasn't drafted simply because he wasn't good enough (like Tochkin).

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