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03-21-2013, 01:36 PM
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Agreed, I would believe that the Avs brass thought it more wise to select him before a team grabbed him in the 20's.
I'm reading "Moneyball" right now and there's an interesting part of the book that deals w/ Billy Beane, GM of the Oakland A's talking w/ various managers before the MLB Draft, about who they're taking, and apparently it's a common thing in MLB to have happen, so I wouldn't put it out of the question for it to happen in other league's as well, for GM's to sort of communicate/indicate who they would most likely take.
If the Avs believed that Hishon wouldn't be there later, then I see no problem w/ taking him if they believed that he's the BPA at the time of their selection.
Sure there is some talk as many have seen first hand with Toronto and Ottawa when it came to Kadri but most teams are not going to disclose who they like without some reason. No reason to disclose to a team you want say Pickard or Barrie unless you are thinking of moving up or down.
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