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01-21-2013, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by apice3 View Post
Eh, I don't think depth had anything to do with it. Matteau was the best player available, and that's why Lou took him. Additionally, I don't think one pick influences future picks. That's usually how you end up with a bad draft.
I know. But Matteau was also a very safe pick. There were guys like Collberg with arguably more upside. I think it changes things. If some defender dropped really far, the Devils would've taken the BPA and then they probably would've passed over Severson in the second round.

If the Devils hadn't picked Matteau, I think they'd be looking at safer picks in the later rounds if they were stuck between two guys. If they had a safe pick versus a project, they likely would've picked the safe pick.

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