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12-08-2012, 12:28 AM
Big McLargehuge
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That would be like the Penguins calling Yakupov just in case a whole ****load of teams pass on him. Nobody expected Appel to fall to 8 and the Pirates, like any team, interviewed guys that they expected to have an actual shot of drafting.

It's no surprise it didn't work out in the end, but the Pirates really didn't lose much by taking a chance. The thing that bugged me more than anything about the whole situation was that Appel tried to pass off his not signing as a religious thing.

“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
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