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12-30-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Benny FTW View Post
Cam Barker > Mike Green.
Barker was drafted higher and made Team Canada while Green didn't make Team Canada.
Cool straw man argument bro. Just because draft pick is a relevant factor doesn't mean that it is the be-all end-all.

Put it this way, you have two defensemen and you know nothing about them other than that one was drafted 4th overall and made Team Canada, the other was drafted 15th and did not receive an invite to Team Canada. Which would you take? If you picked the first option, congratulations, you just proved that draft position and making team Canada does mean something.

Furthermore, your comparison means little considering I don't think anybody was saying there is zero possibility that Ceci could be the better player. Just that Reinhart is probably the safer pick to be better, given that NHL and Team Canada scouts thought he was better. Evaluating players years later based on the draft is obviously silly because they've both had time to prove themselves. In predicting who will be the better player between Reinhart and Ceci, we are speculating about who will be a better player in the NHL. Seeing as how we have no concrete evidence of either playing better in the NHL, the opinions of NHL scouts is absolutely relevant.

I don't know why so many users are only capable of thinking in absolutes, either [insert factor of player value] means nothing, or it means everything. Surely to god the rational answer could not be somewhere in between.

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