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02-21-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
Can also argue that three of the best young defensemen in the league--Doughty (2), Pietrangelo (4), OEL (6)--were all high picks.
Karlsson at #16 was the best defenceman in that draft. Doughty was considered a tier above every D.

OEL has passed the #2 pick in Hedman in most peoples eyes. Hedman was extremly hyped.

When their has been a foward vs defenceman in the running for first overall when has the defenceman gone on be a better player than the forward? All I can think of is Pronger off the top of my head.

I like Seth Jones and would love to draft him high, but I am not sold on him being the best defenceman like I am with MacKinnon.

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