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01-25-2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacques G View Post
My impression was that you meant you can't expect all that much from players that aren't first round picks. One would assume that if we can't expect a high level of production from a second round pick, we should expect even less production from a third rounder, and less from a forth, etc.

To which my reply was essentially that the round of drafting doesn't matter if the player is capable of playing a high level of hockey, and it is not at all unheard of for later draft picks to develop into great players.

So yes, we can compare him to all other 2nd round picks of that year, but it's not really a fair comparison unless you allow all of them to play on a line with Malkin/Neal caliber players.

It's all speculation anyways, so the argument is really pointless.
But your first point is accurate: you can't - or shouldn't- expect the same output from all players regardless of draft round. Tangradi was a mid 2nd round pick. If he becomes a bottom-6 player, he's probably not a bust.

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