Hockey Lobby Mock Draft - The "Jonathan Drouin" Edition
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02-26-2013, 10:14 AM
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My personal opinion is that you should never draft a defensive defenseman in the first round. Even the second round if you can help it.
It's not as if Zadorov is some kid with no talent though, you can see he has more potential than say Douglas Murray.
I agree you don't take the defensman with 1 goal and 6 assist in 72 games that early, but Zadorov has 5 goals and 22 points (Shea Weber had 4 goals and 18 points his draft year). Not saying Zadorov is going to be Weber.
Outside of the top 5, and to a lesser extent the top 10, you want to make sure you get a player IMO.
Even a guy like John Carlson wasn't drafted to be an offensive guy, more of a two way guy. I'd say he was solid 1st rounder in 08' would you?
It's about what you can project his upside to, and I think Zadorov has top pairing upside, with room to grow on offense.
I understand the philosophy, but there are certain players you must project going forward....Zadorov is a guy who projects well IMO.
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