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05-20-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DousedInOil View Post
Am I the only person here who thinks Darnell Nurse is a standout? I mean he put up 40 points on a team that already had Ryan Sproul and Collin Miller. I have no problem selecting him 7th overall and personally would be pissed if we passed on him to acquire a mediocre player like Ference.
I'm in the same boat.

Having to wait 2-3 is normal for draft picks. We've just been spoiled with 1st overall picks steeping right in. Those 2-3 years shouldn't be any kind of deterrent against picking a defenseman.

The wait for defensemen always seems to get exaggerated too. Look at the last few drafts. Gudbranson, Fowler, Tinordi, Pysyk, Faulk, Prout, Larsson, Hamilton, Brodin all breaking in within 1-3 years of being drafted. Murray, Reinhart, Rielly, Lindholm, Trouba from 2012 who look like they'll more than likely do the same. Even some wildcards with Dumba, Pouliot and Koekoek who could be added to that list.

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