D Mikael Wikstrand - Färjestad BK, SHL (2012, 196th, OTT)
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12-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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However, the last line you give somewhat contradicts the whole opinion. If one game can affect your thinking on a player, then something is fundamentally wrong. If one game can change your mind, then your sample size before likely isn't strong enough, or you're simply a fickle evaluator of talent. People make this mistake far too often with both team and players. They see one game where a player plays poorly (especially perhaps relative to the hype) and adjust their opinion. Realistically, teams and players (young players especially) will vary from game to game in performance.
We shouldn't be bothering to talk about Wikstrand relative to an NHL draft. He's been drafted. The draft for all players taken in 2012 is irrelevant (outside of money for contracts) ; it is what lays ahead that is important. Wikstrand seems to be a very promising player who could one day become a solid NHL player, or more. No need to bring pointless discussions of the NHL draft back ; it's done and dusted.
Thank you. Talking about draft position at this point is just stupid, and doing it just to be able to possibly say "I told you so" is even more stupid.
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