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12-19-2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by wingman22 View Post
Teams will take a player in the Top Rounds based on what they see with some projection as to what they may be in a few years. There are players who will go in the first round that have clearly put themeseleves ahead of others, that is why we are talking about them now. We also provide some strenghts and highlite the weakesses of these players i.e Stromes vision vs his foot work. Stephens speed vs. boredom/consistancy, "the Big K" great shot vs defensive play ( still feel he will not be eligible to enter OHL draft ).

Teams drafting in later rounds 3-15 will take a player on projection. These players may end up being better then the Top Picks. Every year Fans and Teams question there selections in the Top Rounds, some happy and some dissapointed.

At the end of the day the players mentioned, most if not all will be first rounders. What they do with them when they are in the organization will matter. eg. Josh Ho-Sang made more turnovers in one shift then the team would make in a game. However Windsor looked at his his strenghts, worked on his weaknesses and he is getting better every game.

Strome has better vision then 70 % of OHLers at this point. Stephens skates better then 70 % at this point. NK has a release better then most and Sean Day could probably play today.
GMs have only 3-4 years to work with players and thus players must be impactful almost immediately.

Also, teams and fans question their first round selections, because they are supposed to be impact players, and should be able to fit into lineup immediately, unless the team is loaded with older aged players, and deep in talent(example- Majors 3 years ago under Cameron).

GMs would love to take best player available, but some times there are politics and games being played by parents, agents and other teams, and thus the GM may not be able to draft BPA.

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