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02-04-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Slick Eller View Post
I don't get all the Seth Jones love for #1 pick... Way too many hyped big sized dman have disappointed and didn't reach expectations lately, especially offensively, some of them is too early to tell, but I wouldn't pass on Drouin or MacKinnon for Jones.

#3 Bouwmeester in 2002 (was ranked #1 almost all year)
#3 Barker in 2004
#3 J.Johnson in 2005
#1 E.Johnson in 2006
#4 T.Hickey in 2007
#5 K.Alzner in 2007
#2 D. Doughty in 2008 (That one is actually well deserved)
#3 Z.Bogosian in 2008
#4 A.Pietrangelo in 2008 (Another one deserved)
#2 V. Hedman in 2009 (Hyped like crazy over the nobody would touch him to be ahead of Tavares, when a lot of poster here thought he was better than Tavares)
#3 E.Grudbranson in 2010 (too early to tell,
#4 A. Larsson in 2012 (Was also hyped like crazy, was the consensus number 1 at some point, too early to tell tho)

The 2012 draft was full of D drafted early too. We will see.

Very tall dman, with great skating and PPG in the WHL before his draft years, his scouting report reminds me of Jay Bouwmeester, textbook.
It's too early to tell on many of those players.

EJ has been improving and that injury imo was really bad for him.

Alzner isn't going to put up big numbers but he's very solid. Hedman has been amazing this year, obviously Tavares is still ahead. Bogo, too early. JJ may not have lived up to the hype but he seems like 1st pairing Dman, been solid on Columbus.

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