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10-27-2012, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by oilsp1ll View Post
Forward crop in WHL seems historically bad... I think Shinkaruk will be fine, think he will stay in the top 15-20. Compared him to Hishon/Boychuk before in terms of his draft journey before - two slick offensive players who are late birthdays and had big seasons the year before their draft year and then fell back down a bit on draft day from their initial ranking.
I don't know that I would call it historically bad. There have been years where no WHL forwards were drafted in the top 20 (last year and 2001 spring to mind), this year I think Shinkaruk and Lazar both have shots to go top 10, and both are very likely to go top 20. It is a pretty weak draft for dub forwards after these two, though.

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