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05-15-2013, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DousedInOil View Post
Just for those who don't think teams get lucky in the draft since 2008:

Mark MacMillan 113rd
Morgan Ellis 117th
Brendan Gallagher 147th

Phillip Danault 26th
Adam Clendening 36th
Brandon Saad 43rd

Nicholas Deschamps 35th
Eric O'Dell 39th
Justin Schultz 43rd

If any of those teams knew that those players were going to be that good, they would have taken him earlier. The reason each of those guys dropped was that they had significant flaws that they had to overcome or were "risky" picks. I forget where I heard it but I remember hearing macT say that he wanted his scouts to be able to make their picks this year and go with their gut. I hope we see higher risk high reward players instead of the safe but less rewarding players like Hamilton, Pitlick, Moroz etc. I get we need size but its hard to draft role players.
There is luck involved no doubt. But if a team consistently underperforms, are they unlucky, or incompetent?

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