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02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxhab View Post
Who was picked right before Fisher? Mitera.

How many games did Mitera play in the NHL? Yup, same as Fisher. ZERO.

That is why I was and am, never a fan of picking kids from HS leagues. Too few games, and not enough real competition.

As for the '06 draft, you (and many others) wanted Giroux; I wanted Berglund. Mabe he didn't pan out so far as Giroux has, but we really needed size up the middle then (sounds familiar huh) and Berglund had it in spades and would have made an excellent 2nd line centre here.
Guys like McDonagh Bjugstad and Nelson were Minnesota HS picks(2-4 years ago) and are looking like good prospects. It's dumb to just cross out any talent pool, it will always be hard to compare them head to head.

At the time Fischer had all the skills to be a top 4 NHL d-man with size and mobility(Seabrook type?). Plus he was pretty highly regarded, it's not like TT drafted a guy that others had in the 6th round.

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