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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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12-16-2012, 11:58 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Portland, OR
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I think some people are forgetting about Pouliots "pedigree", as well. He was not some unknown commodity who came out of nowhere and wasn't on scouts' radars.
This player was ranked in the top 10 (#10, I believe) on Bob McKenzie's prelimary ranking's last year to start the season. He was also the 1st overall pick in the 2009 WHL Bantam draft, just ahead of players such as Morgan Rielly, Griffin Reinhart, Matt Dumba, and others.
This is a guy who simply slipped a couple of spots in the final rankings of some independent scouting services/surveys, and so because of that, people here now think that it's justification for them to **** all over Pouliot as if they have some kind all-knowing proof that he will end up being an inferior NHLer over the long term.
I'd add "best passer/offensive defenseman" in the 2012 draft to his pedigree. If some folks here stop focusing on Forsberg and Grigorenko, I think they'll be pretty pleased with our pick.
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