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02-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Up the Irons
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Originally Posted by oilsp1ll View Post
It was too much of a gamble at the time, not really justified taking anybody but Yakupov IMO. But at the time of the draft it was acknowledged by a few, if not many, that Galchenyuk COULD be better in the long run. But the risk outweighed the benefit - I think it's pretty hard to disagree with that, especially because Yakupov looks like an extremely legit player even though he's still adjusting right now.
bingo. people have to realize that with the first pick, it is not a MUST to get the player that ends up being the best of the crop. it IS a must to get an impact player. So, you take the player, not necessarily with the highest ceiling, but the player MOST GUARENTEED to be an impact, top end, franchise calibre player.

With Yak (and Hall) we got that. with RNH vrs. Landeskog, i think it was a case of two equally valued players, but we wanted and needed the centre.

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