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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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11-12-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by
Rowdy Roddy Peeper
I don't think many people would be ecstatic about taking a very debatable BPA defenseman at #8, no matter what his nationality.
Doesn't that run contrary to BPA, though?
If we doubted our ability to develop forwards, I would hope that Shero would take strides to address the problem rather than avoid taking the BPA because of it.
Well now we're back at this point.
Who is the world is to say DP wasn't Shero's BPA? Because a couple "draft experts" said he wasn't? Because he isn't the guy people liked here?
Every single bit of literature I read had DP going where he went. I think he was, at most, over-drafted by a 2-4 spots, but if Ray and his staff feel that this kid can be a game breaker from the back end, no reason to wait around.
And with how this team plays the game, a defenseman who can retrieve pucks and seamlessly get it up to the forwards is vastly more important than a winger.
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