12'-13' Draft Thread: Drouin & Monahan are LR's pick, what are yours?
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11-22-2012, 02:24 PM
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How do you think BPA is determined?
Well, it's determined by the ideas, and beliefs, of individuals who have formed an opinion of a player by watching them. Each scout/GM is going to have a different criteria, different view, and their own opinion on who is BPA at any given choice.
If you can tell me how that is NOT subjective, I'll stop posting on this board.
"Adj. 1. subjective - taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; "a subjective judgment"
Also, a few pages back, when talking about the ability/IQ argument, you had mentioned Alexandre Daigle. Well, see, Daigle didn't fizzle out because of IQ. He didn't fizzle out because of lack of talent, either. It was because after receiving the most massive signing bonus the league had ever seen (12.5 million, which in turn helped cause the first work stoppage), he just didn't have the desire to work on his game. He moved to Hollywood, dated Pamela Anderson, and came back later, only to move to Europe and play. See, he had it all, except the WANT to play the game. Your idea that he didn't have the hockey IQ for the game is completely false. To further this, he even said in an interview, that he didn't really want to play hockey after junior, and only did because he was so good at it. Had he actually had the desire to work on his game, he probably would've written a different story for himself.
"That's very arguable, ever hear of a former 1st overall pick in Alexandre Daigle? Ability yes, IQ zilch. Many more examples of this, you should know this. It's so wrong that ability trumps IQ, fact is there's more to it that these 2 variables."
I am speaking about hockey terminology, and what is widely perceived when a GM or scout says "Best Player Available" this means Best player regardless of position or need of the hockey club.
Obcourse scouts will differ on who this is, what you are referring to is the process arriving at who is BPA. Player evaluation.
When Burke said he was drafting the BPA last year, this is what he did. He had Rielly at #1, could have drafted a fwd, even a Center, but didn't. Thus he took what he thought was the best player available.
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