ATD 2013 Draft Draft Thread IV
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02-17-2013, 01:54 AM
Don't waste my time
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If Bauer is a good playmaker, then there are a lot of good playmaking wingers. Off the top of my head, there are at least a dozen undrafted winger who are better playmakers than Bauer.
Of course there are some, from different eras. He had more assists than any other right winger for half a decade, during an era with less assists recorded, and there is a plethora of quotes from his contemporaries praising his playmaking abilities.
If there is another right winger with such a resume, by all means draft him. I can think of some obvious modern playmaking wingers, though they scored relatively less goals and weren't 1st or 2nd team all-star selections several times, nor as integral to playoff success or HHOF material.
Bauer scored goals and engineered offensive plays from right wing. By all accounts he made smart decisions, knowing when and how to move the puck, himself on the rush or to linemates, on one of the greatest lines in hockey history.
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