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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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12-15-2012, 08:26 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
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I agree with you to some extent, but if you are right, it begs the obvious question: if there was little separating the top players after #5, then why in the world didn't Shero go for a forward, which they really need, rather then a defenseman that they don't. If you don't know who is more likely to turn out, might as well go for need.
I can only assume DP was the BPA from their draft board, and that the organization values getting what they consider to be the best player higher than trying to address a perceived organizational weakness that we have no idea if it will still be a weakness by the time the player in question is ready for the big league.
Also, although "we" might consider there to be little separating the players, there may be a large difference between the players on the individual team boards.
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