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11-19-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
Most 8th overall picks don't go to cup contenders, either.
true, but other teams that are decent playoff teams have drafted that high and their prospects do not take 3 years of seasoning before being an NHL regulare.

Heck philly drafted Sean Couturier 8th the year before and he was immediately in the NHL. NJ drafted a top N pick and they went to the finals.

Just saying I know every prospect/position is different and all that, but there are definite picks in the top 10 that make an impact long before 2 seasons in the WHL, 1 season in the AHL. Perhaps he shortens that by a year, but I don't see DP cracking the Pens line up for another 2.5 years.

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