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11-15-2012, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
No, you don't. Because in a draft like this, the talent between players is marginal. When it's marginal talent difference, you take a need over something redundant.

I see why we took TT, as he was clearly better than anyone else around him. But in this next draft, there won't be as much of a talent gap.
It isn't marginal. It's all up to a particular teams scouts who's a marginal talent and who's a future NHL mainstay.

If a 5'5" kid that weighs 150 lbs with amazing hands and vision is considered the best player on the board when we pick, you take him. No questions asked. You don't pass on the chance to take the next St. Louis - who won't be ready for 3-5 years - because you need a Bobby Holik today.

You just don't know what your teams needs will be 3-5 years from now. Having a glut of young promising top 6 forwards will never hurt you; they can always be flipped for pieces that strengthen your club for a cup run.

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