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12-02-2012, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
There are several problems with this:

1. Lundqvist will likely be around another 8-12 years.

2. Goalies have the worst odds of panning out. A first rounder has less than a 10% chance of becoming a starter.

3. We have other, more pressing needs.

4. Goalies can be acquired for little to nothing unless they are absolute superstars, and even then, they can be had cheap.

Obviously you should draft the BPA, but if we could draft by position with all else being equal, this is how I'd draft this year, I would take someone like Christian Thomas in the second round, use 3 of the 4 third round picks on offense-first forwards, and the remaining one on a spark-plug like Callahan/McColgan in their draft years, with the 4th and the 6th rounders used for defensemen like Calle Andersson and Sam Noreau.

This way we'd have about a 50-50 chance to grab a top-6 scoring forward (a second rounder has a 20% shot of making the NHL and a third rounder has a 10% chance), and who knows, maybe one of the other players cracks it as well.
I feel like we're going to use one of our thirds on a goalie.

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