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02-19-2013, 05:51 PM
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Actually I thought last year everyone was talking about how that was possibly the worst draft in 10 years. So I don't know where this notion stems from. It seems rather common around here.
Last year was supposed to be really strong right up until a few months prior to the actual draft when it become apparent that the much heralded depth wasn't what it was made out to be.

In contrast, 2011 was decried as a very weak draft, reminiscent of 2007, but as the date grew closer, the strength of it became obvious.

When you're dealing with 16-18's year old players, things change very quickly with regards to describing potential and the ability to become an NHL'er so people really shouldn't read much into what's being said about future drafts when they're still years away. The nature of this draft is such that if you can land a top ten pick, the chances of getting an impact player are pretty high. After that, it's much more of a toss up. Two top ten picks this year could set a franchise up for a while.

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