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03-14-2013, 06:47 PM
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After the top 2-3 picks in each draft, each pick is much less of a sure thing. Obviously every year there are several great players grabbed in the top 10 but for every Logan Couture you have a Thomas Hickey. And busts aside, it's not like high picks are guaranteed to be immediate impact players unless they're a top 2 pick - look at Gudbranson (3rd 2010), Johansen 4th 2010, Nino 5th. Espeically when you have guys like Tarasenko (16th 2010), Eberle (22nd 2008), Giroux (22nd 2006) Karlsson (15th 2008), Kulikov (14th 2009) every draft. Hell look at O'reilly stepping in as a 2nd round pick, or Brandon Saad for the Hawks (43rd overall in 2011).

You've gotta try to win and trust your scouts to find talent wherever you pick.

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