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01-29-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
The only thing that would be any sort of pain is that someone let Couturier drop to us. Hamilton would have more immediately fill a need. But we got someone who likely would have been #1 overall had he not gotten mono. Can play "What If" with it, but it's not like we reached for someone.
I don't think enough people realize this point, Couturier has number 1 overall talent, but lost a step in his draft year due to sickness. Let's just be happy he fell to us, and thank Winnepeg for not going off their projected draft board and picking Scheifele over Couts. We also must realize that while we all would have loved Hamilton, we have no idea who the Flyers would have chosen at D, as Siemens and Murphy were also predicted to go in that 8-11 range, and all for very different reasons. None of these guys bring the same skills to the table, and we have no idea how the Flyers were evaluating their individual talents.

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