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11-12-2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Howie View Post
Who knows if it would have been unaimous if Hamilton was eligible after the year he had??... it's all hypotheticals, impossible to tell. You're just assuming Yakupov would be unanimous... but fact is no defenseman in that draft had a year even close to the year Hamilton had.

Also if you're going by Boston's brain trust, they don't draft Russians. Since Chia has taken over I think they have only drafted 2 to date.

Bottom line... if Edmonton offered Yak for Hamilton right now... Boston politely declines and that's all that matters here... rest is splitting hairs.

That doesn't mean Dougie will be better than Yakupov or holds more value... just that Dougie is more important to Boston than Yakupov could be.

Let's just move on.
Yea, I personally think Hamilton could have contended for #2 with Murray.

As for not drafting Russians, there aren't that many Russians in the league anyways. The Oilers hadn't drafted Russians either but they had to with Nail as the BPA.

Well we can agree that both teams say no. Boston because of positional needs and Edmonton because of value.

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