If at the 2013 draft the BPA was a defenseman how would you feel about drafting him?
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12-23-2012, 08:08 PM
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Failed to make sense in responding. BPA is who OUR ORGANIZATION believes is BPA. It is a subjective judgement, and is different across the board.
People who honestly believe that need and fit aren't discussed when deciding on BPA and evaluating, haven't been closer to a hockey club than franchise mode.
I also have to agree with this. The notion of BPA is extremely vague, and when you're in the fog of war of the draft table, it's not exactly like you're playing a video game with player attributes to look at.
What is a BPA? The guy who is currently the best junior player at the moment, or the guy with the best overall upside, or some combination of both? Or is the BPA the guy most likely to reach that upside? These answers aren't really that obvious.
Even if we use the most recent draft as an example, who is the BPA between Rielly and Galchenyuk? Taking out all variables of failure and assuming Rielly tops out as an 55-60 point franchise defenseman and Galchenyuk emerges as a 85 point franchise centerman, probably the best case scenario for both, who does Montreal take?
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