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01-11-2013, 04:46 PM
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I think you end up with more busts, and a weaker pipeline following that methodology.
I think if you have a good mix up high upside in the pipeline, then it's time to build your depth with some safer-side talent, that you still project to the NHL.
I don't consider McCabe a purely "safe" pick, I think he has plenty of upside, and his growth since being drafted shows that.
At what point prior to NHL success does the player change your mind? Because, since being drafted, McCabe has only gotten better (upside).
There is no such thing as a safe draft pick. Top picks have faded and bottom picks have excelled, the Redwings have many who fit in this category. They are for the most part a crap shoot with the so called "generation player" being the exception, eg: Crosby.
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