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03-14-2013, 06:59 PM
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Nihiliste
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Look at a draft like 2007. 11/14 top picks have turned into successful NHL players while the success rate after that number drops off a LOT. However, most of them didn't truly break out until this year or last (5 years post draft) - Mcdonagh, Shattenkirk, Turris, JVR, Gagner, Voracek, Eller. Kane, Couture, and Alzner stand out as the exceptions that have been productive much earlier. Sutter while a good player is a 3rd line C is certainly not someone to want to lose to obtain.

Tanking isn't worth it, especially since even if we win a few more games in the second half we probably won't finish about 8-12 and we can still get a good player there.

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