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12-03-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
Players becomming UFAs in their prime happens all the time. A kid getting drafted, working his way up to top-prospect status and then signing with another team is extremely rare. Not to say either one isn't fair(maybe for Anaheim), but the latter is definitely more flukey.
I was more addressing the 1st overall picks.

As for it being flukey, it wasn't at all. Schultz chose the Oilers.

I'd rather be able to sign elite FAs who are already developed like Parise / Suter than draft 1st overall and sign the occasional random 21-year-old prospect.

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