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12-28-2012, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
they desperately needed a franchise center.
Originally Posted by hardyvan123
Brule was the guy to take there, Kopitar is 20-20 hindsight.
Absolutely. If Brule was gone, I'm sure Kopitar made for a sexier pick than a dman, and he filled a position of need. But Brule was a no-brainer type pick at that point. He, too, played center and was coming off an amazing season. He was a "Can't Miss" pick.

Now that he didn't pan out is another thing altogether, but I doubt you would have found any Columbus fans upset that they landed Brule and not Kopitar or anyone else available at that point.

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