Thread: Prospect Info: The 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-21-2013, 01:14 PM
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If NHL drafted players at the age of 19-20, a lot of the weird picks would disappear. I think 17-18 is not the best age to draft, but it adds to the gamble element of the draft. It certainly makes round two and later more interesting.

Pretty much only 1st-3rd/4th overall picks are sure things and historically there isn't much difference in the success rate of picks 6-10 and picks 11-20. It's so hard to predict where young guys end up.

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