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05-11-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SA16 View Post
None of the three picks were high picks.
Originally Posted by SA16 View Post
Yea and 2nd rounders are extremely overrated around here.
Maybe they're overrated with the way they get thrown around in trade proposals but I think a second round pick is a very valuable asset. Fedor Tyutin, Brandon Dubinsky, Michael Sauer, Artem Anisimov, and Derek Stepan were all successful second round draft picks since 2000. The jury is out on Christian Thomas but he scored 19 goals in his first professional season. Boo Nieves had an outstanding freshman season. Oscar Lindberg was a Phoenix second round draft pick in 2009.

Obviously there's a long list of counterexamples of failed second round picks, but the chances of landing a good NHLer are significant enough to make them valuable assets.

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