2013 NHL Draft Thread II (6/30, 3PM EDT)
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03-02-2013, 09:50 AM
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"You have to have the courage to be right," Button told NHL.com. "Knowing you could be wrong but having the courage to be right is the way to go. The majority of mistakes made at the draft are based on overestimating the bigger players and underestimating the smaller guys."
Can anyone corroborate this? Has any extensive analysis on this been done?
Also, can someone explain to me what is so special about Shinkaruk, and why he should be valued ahead of players like Mantha, Domi, Pulock, Lindholm and Monahan? I've seen only a minute of Shinkaruk and he looks like a good playmaker, but nothing top-end. Is he physical? Good defensively?
Drafting for size in the top 2 rounds is a huge mistake, unless you feel that the prospects are equal in all other areas. We Oilers fans will never forget when Edmonton could have picked Parise, but did not like his size, so traded the pick to NJ, and we later drafted Pouliot...
Even last year, we went with Moroz when Collberg was sitting right there behind him, because they want size. I think they will regret that.
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