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02-26-2013, 05:13 PM
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Bouwmeester didn't pan out as we all hoped, but let's be fair.
The guy was a #1 defenseman here. That was not a terrible pick. The pick could have been better, but the point is that he wasn't a bust.
His last year here was a disaster after the trade deadline, probably because he no longer wanted to be here. Before the deadline, however, we were in the top-8 of the conference, in large part because of his play. If you go back to that time, he was a top-10 D-man (maybe even better) in the entire NHL.
Not sure what the big deal is against drafting D-men. The last two good teams we had were in large part thanks to a great defensive core.
You're supposed to take the projected BPA, (whoever that is), regardless of position
Yep, when you are drafting that high, and there is such a big drop off from Jones to Drouin, Barkov, etc., position should play no part in your decision. You take the BPA, period.
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