Thread: Derek Stepan
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01-31-2013, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
Yeah, because it's so realistic to expect an NHL team to see into the future and draft players rated significantly lower than where the team is picking. It's not even like Letang and Yandle are objectively better than Staal. I'll say that I would not even consider Yandle for Staal, although he's a pretty solid player.

I honestly don't know why I even bother, you seem to complain about everything, even good picks like Staal and DZ.
That's just it, they are good picks but not close to being great picks! Is it just that we are unlucky at picking players? History says that we have been lousy at it more times than not!

How does a team like the Red Wings continue to find gems late in the draft over the years? They picked Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen all after the 3rd round. Dallas got Benn at #129 in 07; Boston got Lucic(2nd round) and Marchand(3rd round) in the 06 draft. So what is the answer?

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