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12-14-2012, 01:05 PM
whys and wherefores
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This isn't football where you draft for immediate help. You draft in hockey based on potential. At least that is what I'd do. What if the best player available has already peaked? Obviously, there are some cases where BPA is the best choice, but not every time.
The good thing about Barkov is that he already is very good and has good potential. I really think he could go before Mac, he's that good.
BPA doesn't mean who's the best at the current time, it's who is going to be the best (or rather, who you project is going to be the best). No one cares about who's the better junior player.
I still firmly believe Mackinnon's the class of the draft. Haven' seen nearly enough of Barkov to judge but you can't beat Mackinnon's speed + skill combo. Not small either.
Seriously though, we could end up drafting anywhere. Doesn't hurt to hypothesize. It's not out of the question at all if we end up drafting top ten.
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