Thread: Speculation: HFBoards Mock Draft 2013
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12-04-2012, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by chet1926 View Post
Food for thought:

Since 1996 there have only been 2 dmen drafted #1 overall, 2006: EJ, 1996: Chris Phillips, neither has (to this point) or did live up to being the #1 pick.

You just don't take dmen #1 overall, stats will back me up on this one. I like Seth Jones a lot but he isn't worth a #1 overall pick. There is only one right answer and that is MacKinnon.
I agree with this in general, but when you look back at the pile of mediocrity that was the 1996 draft, I'd say that Phillips was probably the best pick in the first round and the perhaps the entire draft up until Chara's emergence as a franchise D half a decade later.

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