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01-08-2013, 07:40 AM
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He said that the analysis was done for goalies drafted in the 3rd round or later. A lot of people are listing guys who were 1st and 2nd round picks.

That being said, I'd wager that the percentage of drafting a future NHLer out of those rounds amongst forwards and defensemen isn't all that much higher than a goalie (maybe 4-5% more at best). If that's the case, why bother drafting players in late rounds at all? It also seems foolish to forego drafting goalies in later rounds because of percentages, when in fact the best player in our organization is a goalie who was drafted in a late round.

You spend your draft picks on players who you like and that you think will pan out. It doesn't matter what the odds are over the years or what position they play. Get the best prospects you can out of the draft, and supplement that group with FA signings. Works just fine.

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