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01-11-2013, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
Crosby, Ovechkin and RNH are bad examples because all were above average players form day 1 in the NHL. The first two immediately started to turn their team around by themselves. There was a reason they were number 1 draft picks.
Similarly, your counterargument is weak because there were plenty of other players who developed on those Pittsburgh, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, etc that were not 1st overall draft picks. Chicago in particular was so stacked that they couldn't survive the salary cap.

There were no 1st overall draft picks on the LA team. There was a 2nd overall, a 4th overall bust we can count as overhead, a 5th overall traded for Mike Richards, an 11th overall, and a 13th overall traded for Dustin Penner. All those high picks imply years of sucking in which some players certainly developed.

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