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10-30-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
That's pretty much what happened with those players. Draft them for their somewhat skill (or rather, in Clarkson's case, sign) and then see if they develop some offensive skill.

Any player who slightly resembles that will be gobbled very early. It is possible to find one of them later on in the rounds, but not very likely.

Iginla is another. 1st rounder. Lucic and Backes are 2nd rounders. Lucic's draft year he scored 9 goals, 19 points in 62 games. Backes was over a ppg in the USHL his draft year, but that's the USHL.

These type of players you can't hope to get lucky. You gotta be aggressive and take them earlier than they're projected

5th rounder, Cody Beach put up 56 points with 229 pims in 58 games in the WHL Kyle may not be that top 6, 20+ goal scorer, but he has the size and aggressiveness to be a useful bottom 6 who can chip in offensively.

This draft has a lot of big guys. We could get one, or two with potential to be like that.
Ingala is a bit of a unusual case. I think he went 11 over all, in a fairly
deep draft. But 2 players with some of the same attributes went higher, and this
probably caused him to drop a little. ( Shane Doan, and unfortunately Terry Ryan)

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