Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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02-27-2013, 11:25 AM
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I don't know enough about the prospects to have an intelligent opinion.

I believe BPA should always be taken (outside of goaltenders), because you can't predict your team's needs 2-3 years in the future. Realistically, its going to take at least 3 years before a prospect suits up for your team.

Past history does not predict the future. Bouwmeester, Horton, and Weiss were all rushed into the league far too soon. Who knows what they would have become with proper development. Olesz had a ton of injuries. I have no idea what happened to Frolik...and this why you take BPA..most prospects don't pan out, but if you have more elite prospects it increases the odds of draft picks making a big impact on the team.

I can't conclusively say Jones is better than Drouin or Barkov, but I think Tallon will take BPA based on whatever his assesment is.

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