Thread: Value of: Max Pacioretty
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12-17-2012, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CHill Seeker View Post
of course because on HF trade boards potential always trumps factual reality and proof
2000: DiPietro (Heatley)
2001: Kovalchuk
2002: Nash
2003: Fleury (Staal)
2004: Ovechkin
2005: Crosby
2006: Erik Johnson
2007: Patrick Kane
2008: Steven Stamkos
2009: John Tavares
2010: Taylor Hall

Looking at the last 10 years of draft, I'd be surpsied if Yakupov doesn't end up better than Pacioretty. The first forward taken in the last 10 years ended up being a tier or two above Pacioertty. First overall nowadays are almost guaranteed superstars.

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