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12-27-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MattFromFranklin View Post
I'm not slighting Murray at all, he's a talented kid, but Galchenyuk was the no-brainer selection at #2. Howson was probably scared of the "Russian Factor", especially since he went on the record that he wouldn't have drafted Yakupov had CBJ received the #1 pick. Galchenyuk is the total opposite of the Russian stereotype (greedy, selfish, lazy, only plays when he wants, etc.).
Galchenyuk is my favorite player from the 2012 draft. I liked him even better than Yakupov and think he'll end up being the better player. That being said, I completely understand Columbus going with Murray. Murray is probably the safest player in the draft in that he's pretty much a lock to be a top 3/4 defenseman at the minimum. Galchenyuk was much more of a wildcard with his injury. When you look at Columbus' draft history, it's not surprising that they went with a safer pick. They really can't afford to pick another complete bust.

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