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12-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by FissionFire View Post
Here's a quick list of the past few defenseman taken in the top 5 of their draft.....

Victor Hedman (2nd, 2009)
Drew Doughty (2nd, 2008)
Erik Johnson (1st, 2006)

Speaking of that, a glance at centers drafted in the top 5 of those drafts.....

Tyler Seguin (2nd, 2010)
John Tavares (1st, 2009)
Steven Stamkos (1st, 2008)
Jordan Staal (2nd, 2006)
Sidney Crosby (1st, 2005)
I pared this down even further since we're talking top 2 and whether we select a forward or d-man so I've narrowed it down to guys who were selected in the top 2. 33% of the dmen have turned into dominant players within a season or two, that is obviously Doughty. 80% of the forwards turned into dominant players very quickly with only Staal having not proven himself as a scoring line forward.

If we pare it down one more spot to #1 picks Johnson hasn't proven to be worth that place in the draft while Tavares, Stamkos and Crosby are all superstars.

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