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12-11-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
I disagree. We should just keep taking the BPA (or else trade out of the pick). Picking an inferior player at #1 just for team needs is a horrible way to lose value. If we had taken Murray over Yakupov I would have been very angry.

But let's see how this season pans out before declaring MacKinnon > Jones as BPA
Calling Jones an inferior player is just ridiculous. I'd still personally take MacKinnon over him, but it's not like he's a runaway favourite for #1 overall. When it's that close, why wouldn't they pick the guy who fits a longstanding team need?

Only way the Oilers should take MacKinnon at #1 is if they believe he will be twice as good as all of Eberle, RNH, Hall and Yakupov, and also believe that Seth Jones doesn't have everything needed to be a franchise defenseman.

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