2012-13 Colorado Avalanche Prospects Thread
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10-19-2012, 10:21 PM
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I don't think we were in the position to be taking that kind of risk at stage of our rebuild. There were a number of players with similar upside to Hishon that were safer picks at that point.
Obviously hindsight is 20/20 and without the concussion I'm sure he would have become a good player for us but it was definitely a risky pick to begin as well.
I agree with others that even healthy, IDK that I take Hishon over guys like Etem or Bjugstad.
We began the rebuild at the 09 draft, but essentially have nothing from the first rounds of 2010 or 2012. Now obviously Varly was a big piece for us but its still obviously not ideal for a team square in the middle of their rebuild. I don't consider our second 1st in 2011 to compensate for this because we essentially acquired it for Shattenkirk
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