Thread: Prospect Info: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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05-08-2013, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
What Washington did at their draft table indicates that that exact thing occurred.

Washington fans said that they typically picked a player to draft, and then had all the scouts run through all the possibilities for the future and make their case for their own player they thought should be picked, etc. It was basically a big circle discussion discussing any player they thought would be available. They were seen doing this at the actual draft when they were up to pick, and most people believed that they were doing exactly that but discussing Forsberg, whom it was speculated they didn't scout heavily as they expected him to be gone.

That's all speculation of course, but seems pretty likely.

Just think about it. Why would Dallas bother scouting MacKinnon or Barkov if we didn't have plans on moving up? That'd be wasted time and effort when the whole hockey world knows they won't be there at 10.

I see what you're saying, and I do have a feeling Washington scouted Grigorenko, but Forsberg was the surprise that fell to them.
Are we talking about the same Stars organization here? This team had a possible really high draft pick up until a hot streak late in the season...when most junior players were finished/finishing their regular seasons. Washington needn't scout the tippy top of the draft but the Stars are in no position to do the same.

Why would Dallas bother scouting MacKinnon? Because at one point not so long ago it was possible we could have taken him with our own pick.

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