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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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12-13-2012, 10:34 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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Nobody expected Pouliot to make team Canada on draft day and that was when we thought there'd be an NHL season. I don't see this as much of a surprise.
Neither do I. The surprise was that he was drafted 8th, and the annoying thing is that we were the ones to do so.
This is the only downer about Pouliot being a Pen. He is clearly a good/very good prospect, but if Grigorenko and Forsberg for instance - two prospects the likes of which we surely needed more - are not going to be significantly better NHL'ers, I am going to be super surprised.
Heck, I am not convinced that Pouliot is top6 among best Pens D-prospects. Not just here and now ability where obviously he isn't, but as regards NHL impact down the line. Adding such a player with an 8th overall pick, considering the forward pipeline and the availability of much more highly touted talents.... that just blew my mind.
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