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2013 Draft Thread | "Falling Flat for Horvat"
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05-13-2013, 04:28 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
The 1st two rounds of a draft minimum you take the best player available. Having the 'we have lots of this type of player' attitude is what makes you do dumb things like pass on Parise. I could care less if we have no forward prospects and 10 d prospects if the best guy on my board on round 1 and 2 is a Dman I take him.
The best way to get a good team long term is by drafting talent and then filling in the gaps. If you have too many quality players of a certain type of position you use those assets to get other players. If we need to fill out a position of need then by all means after round 2 or 3 draft guys you like with an eye on position or size or such but the 1st few rounds should be purely talent.
I look at us taking Musil and passing on a guy like Rattie (whom I mocked to the Oilers that year.) and you have yet another small offensively skilled forward right? but who would you rather have in the prospect pool now? Rattie or Musil?
Best player available.
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