Changing our draft strategy
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02-01-2013, 03:00 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
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It's an obsession that goes beyond the loyalty to a team.
People want to be "right" more than they want the organization to do well.
Would anyone have been happy if the Rangers took Kuznetsov? Supremely skilled. Probably easily top-10 skills in his draft. Not coming over. Highly doubt he will ever come over.
Whether anyone wants to admit it or not pretty much every team is afraid of getting burned by it. If the kid doesn't come over your entire draft can easily go down the tubes. Anything after the 1st round is a supreme crapshoot.
Sadly, I agree with the bold. Not in all cases, but in a lot.
I find it especially funny when it comes to European players. 99% of the posters on these boards are lucky to have seen a prospect in a handful of games in the WJC and yet they are ready to throw themselves off a building if we dont draft them. Its insane.
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