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01-11-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by StringerBell View Post
This is where our opinions diverge. I don't think the handedness of a prospect should play a huge factor into whether or not we target him over another guy. There are literally a hundred other things I would consider before that.
I'm not saying I prefer him only because of his handedness. I'm saying I prefer him because he's a great prospect, and fills a need for us. If he played only the left side, there would be no room for him on our roster whatsoever, and I would instead prefer to target a player like Howden, who I value similarly, but would make a bigger impact to us over a LHD.

If there are two players, relatively similar in value, obviously you take the one that fills a greater need. You could also add minor pieces to make up for the difference in calibre. That's why, I would, for example, prefer Petrovic + 1st to Bjugstad + 2nd.

Either way, I think Petrovic is a better prospect than Shore.

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