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01-09-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by eklunds source View Post
The day after the draft is done, where a player was selected is no longer valid for anything. Period. It's just useless information. It doesn't matter if a player has progressed well since being a late pick or stumbled since being an elite pick, or vice versa.

GMs who rely on draft pedigree give jobs to (or trade for) to Cam Barker. Is that where you want to be as a fan? The HFBoards equivalent of Tambellini?
While your absolutely right, Evander Kane hasn`t come anywhere near being a Barker or Skille so far and has absolutely reaffirmed his high draft position, which is to say: While it may be stupid to chain Baertschi to his draft number, it is equally stupid to cite tremendous busts in reasoning. IF Baertschi overtakes Kane while maturing, it would have to be more of a Kopitar>Ryan or Giroux>J. Staal situation. Simply being slightly above average (or better than Barker) won`t win him the crown in this poll.

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