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11-12-2012, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by DropkickQuinn View Post
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.
Exactly, also pretty sure the OP didn't have those predictions or rankings and tiers before those drafts either.

There is a huge difference in the best Dman in any particular draft and being a generational franchise type of Dman like Jones is.

Also people sometimes forget the talent that Filitov was in the 08 draft, if anything he should have gone higher but we all know how the Hitch experiment worked with him.

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