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05-07-2013, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Tripod View Post
Lets look at some history from 2010 and earlier and the 1st d-man drafted vs the best:
2010 Gubranson(3rd) went 1st, so far Fowler is best(12th)
2009 Hedman(2nd) went 1st, so far OEL is best(6th)
2008 Doughty(2nd) went 1st, so far Karlsson is best(15th)
2007 Hickey(4th) went 1st, so far Subban is best(43rd)
2006 E Johnson(1st) went 1st, so far he is the best(note:bad year for D-men...McBain is #2 D-man that year followed by MacDonald, Petry and Mike Weber...eeewwww)
2005 J.Johnson(3rd) went 1st, so far Yandle(105)/Letang(62) are best
2004 Barker(3rd) went 1st, so far Green (29) is best
2003 Suter(7th) went 1st, so far Weber(49) is best
2002 Boumeester(3rd) went 1st, so far Keith(54) is best
2001 Komisarek(7th) went 1st, so far Zidlicky(176) is best
2000 Klesla(4th) went 1st, so far Visnovsky(118) is best

So really, in the past 11 years, the 1st D-man taken has not been the best one once everything is said and done. And man...what a bad year 2006 was for D-men. McBain is #2 with 75 career points yet 2 years LATER in 2008, there are 8 d-men that have more than that. For Philly...stay at 11 and see who falls to you.
No offense, but that is a terrible argument.

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