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03-31-2013, 05:32 PM
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J17 Vs Proclamation
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I won't quote your post Tormentor, but when discussing which draft was deeper, it is relatively percieved common knowledge that several NHL clubs had Teravainen very high in their rankings. Montreal supposedly had him at 3, whilst other clubs had him ranked very high. He fell to 18, but that isn't necessarily the most accurate indicator of his perceptions, since the NHL draft can often be the rankings of co-incidence. Only takes one decision to drastically alter how the draft board players out.

Like it or not, Lekhonen will probably fall a little because of his height/playing style. He's a great project pick because the skills are clearly there, but the NHL draft will always favour bigger NA style players IMO. The NHL draft should never be used as a definitive measurement of where plays compare to each other, or how they will progress. The NHL draft selections make countless errors and stupid decisions, since it is independant teams with different methods and thought processing abilities making the decisions. Some teams have truely horrible European scouts, some do not.Wherever Lekhonen is drafted, it doesn't matter too much, what matters is the 5 years afterwards.

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