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04-23-2013, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarus View Post
Sure, if Hall ran in place and Seguin kept his then spectacular development curve, but it doesn't really work like that. Hall was the better player then, and he's maintained that lead throughout his career as both have developed.

Also, the end of the year CS list is basically a fluff piece. NHL teams use that service early in the year to track some prospects, but by the end of the year they have their own lists and don't worry about what the CS is putting out. So Central Scouting does in fact sit around and speculate on how they would build teams, and what they think teams need in around that selection.

Here's an actual quote from an article talking about it -

And that was the deciding factor before Hall went on his dominant playoff run.

basically they picked Seguin so people would talk about their list because EVERYONE else knew Taylor Hall was the better hockey player and still is and most likely always will be. the oilers have taken BPA 1st overall and didnt screw it up.

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