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11-12-2012, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
Indeed consider a few scenarios.

You are picking 2nd in 2008, but are stacked in defense

You don't draft Doughty, and instead take the next best forward. Nikita Filatov.

2007 you want defense? Thomas Hickey over JVR or Turris

2006 defense? Don't draft Toews, Ty Wishart is available.

2005 at least is a wash Jack Johnson vs Bobby Ryan.

2004 you really want defense? You let Malkin go and draft Cam Barker

2003 you can't go wrong unless you're the Rangers

I hope everyone learned a valuable lesson here.
Except that in 04, Malkin and Ovi were clearly on another tier, just as Toews, Kessel, Staal and Backstrom were in 06 and Kane, Turris, Gagner and JVR were in 07. In 08 it was considered fairly even within the top 5 (Stamkos, Doughty, Bogosian, Filatov, Pietrangelo) and Filatov just didnt pan out.

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