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02-11-2013, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
In a vacuum, I'd probably take Johansen too, but the disproportionate value placed on Johansen by CLB would likely result in less overall value returned to the Canucks. Maybe that's more clear? And to be clear, I don't consider Johansen to be blue chip either.

It's what happens with these types of franchise centric picks. The draft no longer matters, but the organization remembers where they picked said player. How much they wanted to invest in said player. So that skews value.

With the nature of prospects being what they are, I'm in the Shore + 1st camp. If a player like Bjugstad can be traded 19th overall, and this is a strong draft, then I'm inclined to give the Canucks the chance to draft their own version of Bjugstad, so to speak. Add that type of prospect to a Shore/Petrovic, and I'm liking the overall package instead of banking on just Johansen to get back on track, but that's me.
You make a solid argument.

I personally think we can't really go wrong either way but I'd be more inclined to take a shot at a guy like Johansen solely because I do believe he's a blue chip prospect.

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