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03-05-2013, 01:25 PM
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I think Bourdon was a good pick if he wanted a D-man. He was ranked highly by the ISS and showed a lot of promise. TSN thought Staal was better, but some thought Bourdon would be better. All in all, he could've done worse.
The problem is that Kopitar was a no-brainer. It was the equivalent of picking Ladislav Smid when Malkin is still on board. There were a lot of biased, dumb GMs that day and Nonis joined their ranks.
I remember reading about some posters' concerns that they had about his hockey sense at the time, so I'm not sure. For the sake of argument we can still consider him an NHL'er with potential.
But yeah, it's all moot anyway when the bigger problem was missing the obvious faller in Kopitar.
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