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11-18-2012, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
Eh Phillips definitely was first round material. Didn't end up being top 10 pick worthy, yet alone #1 pick worthy, but he was a solid stay-at-home dman for most of his career and was a top pairing guy for a good while. We see far worse dmen then Phillips going first round, and even early first, every year.
In the 1996 draft, he's definitely a top-10 pick. Possibly 2nd after Chara. the only other players who even have a case, in retrospect, to be picked before Phillips are Kaberle, Kubina and Briere, and I wouldn't take any over him.

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