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2013 Draft Thread: "Shoo-in for Nichushkin"
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05-23-2013, 05:09 PM
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If you think you can trade down and still get Horvat or Lazar and something else, go ahead, but take the guy who you think is going to be a difference maker for this club regardless. BPA is always subjective.
I'll give you that BPA is subjective to some degree but you have to admit that players are usually grouped together at the draft. From every single scouting report I have seen, the same 7-8 guys are at the top. I could honestly care less which of Monahan and Lindholm we draft because they are in the same group. If the oilers feel like one player fits the organization better then you can't say they went against the "BPA mentality". However, if you draft someone from a group below you, you can definitely say you didn't correspond to the BPA mentality.
The Oilers did a good job "grabbing their guy" with Alex Plante and Riley Nash in 2007 as well. That didn't exactly go over well.
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