Changing our draft strategy
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01-29-2013, 02:37 PM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
In a normal draft...better off drafting a player that may never play in the NHL, than drafting a player who has a higher probability of playing in the NHL, even as a 3rd-4th line player is not at all a good strategy. And, they probably won't do it in the first round. It's not what Clark and Gorton have done recently.
We don't have a first round pick in June. We have a 2nd and three 3rds(?).
It's VERY important to pull out one NHL player per draft.
This June, I agree in this case. With no first round pick, unless they pull a deal involving Gaborik at the draft, taking a chance with the 2nd round pick on a high skill player would be a good idea.
Though, I differ in what position to add that skill to. I'd like to see a real offensive defenseman, that can skate the puck, shoot the puck, and be a consistent offensive threat from the back end. It's something we haven't had since 2004. And it could add a completely new dimension to our attack and transition game.
Imagine what this team would look like right now had we landed Schultz?
We NEED that kind of threat from the back end.
I like our crop of forwards on the way. Kreider, Miller, Fast, Lindberg, Nieves, St. Croix, Hrivik, Jean. Really good players and skill level in there.
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