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02-16-2013, 09:54 PM
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As for the guy talking about how we won't get any quality player at our spot;
Philly got their franchise player at the end of the 1st round in 2006.
We got Subban and Pacioretty after the 20 first picks.
The Blues got David Perron at the very end of the 1st round in 2007.
The Sens got the best d-man in the NHL at #15 in 2008.
Actually, "the guy" (Mats86) never said that. Only said the odds at getting a star player are not good when you draft late in the first round. Go back through the last two decades and look at the mean number of games played/points scored in the NHL by players drafted from pick 20 to 30 and you will reach the conclusion: he is absolutely right. You can name a few exceptions on every draft but it does not change the fact that while it does happen sometimes, we should not expect drafting a star player at that range.

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