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03-17-2013, 11:18 AM
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I always feel that you draft BPA.

On the other hand the D-man vs. forward decision here has another wrinkle.

The Panthers have an organizational need for excitement... for buzz.

A forward does that far better than a d-man - even if at the end of the day their effect on the W-L column is the same.

More buzz => more ticket sales => more $14 heinekens sold => more profits => more money to spend on team improvement

If Mac & Hubs start lighting it up on ESPN highlights, that will be very, very good for the Florida Panthers... much, much moreso than having a Shea Weber quality d-man would.

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