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02-08-2013, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny_rudeboy View Post
The 5 latest players to win the Norris was Karlsson drafted 15th, Lidström 53rd, Keith 54th, Chara 56th and Niedermayer 3rd.

The 5 latest Vezina winners was Lundqvist drafted 205th, Thomas 217th, Miller 138th, Brodeur 20th and Kiprusoff 116th.

The 5 latest Selke winners was Bergeron drafted 45, Kesler 23rd, Datsyuk 171th, Brind Amour 9th and Draper 62nd.

So clearly finding quality players is not just about getting top 5 picks. I thought every one understood that. How ever, when you look at the offensive awards they mostly goes to some one who have been picked in the top 3. Hart award have also mostly gone to top 5 picks.
Offense is easier to project. If the collective hockey world was a little more dedicated to tracking/developing advanced statistics, I think drafting would be a lot more accurate re: defensive/2 way defensemen.

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