Montreal Impact - 2012 MLS Entry Season Thread 11.0
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11-03-2012, 08:12 PM
Et le But
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Not sure if we can make a hockey comparison, but while it's crucial to have complete players...is sometimes not important to have a 1-way player that could play in your top 6 instead of a tremendous 3rd line centerman?
And, can we make the same comparison than hockey as far as drafting is concerned? Isn't it better to pick in the 1st round a real talent so that you might find a complete player in later rounds? And it's often more complicated to pick a pure talent in those later rounds?
The thing is, unlike hockey, you aren't going to find your stars in the draft, because almost all high end talent that isn't American isn't coming out of the NCAA system and unlike hockey where talent pools are limited and so it's easy to keep track of every elite prospect in the world, the MLS draft is near-useless for non-NCAA talent. I really can't take the MLS draft seriously.
I mean look at Felipe, he's more talent than most drafted players and was found from smart scouting.
Wenger is actually the perfect type of player to find with a top pick in the draft, he fills an immediate role and isn't like to get a huge offer to bolt to Europe right away. You aren't going to draft an Alex Galchenyuk in the MLS SuperDraft.
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