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05-26-2013, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Broad St Cyberbully View Post
The 2005 draft is a good example of why you take BPA. For reference:
Lets say someone grabbed Mark Staal earlier than 12. If the Kings at 11 chose to pick a dman instead of Kopitar, the next 2 selected were Sasha Pokulok (0 NHL games played) and Ryan Parent.

Christ, if you combine their names it even comes out to Ryan Pulock. How much more of an omen do you need?
I'm not really sure that this post is good fodder to support your argument. In that draft, even if those guys you are talking about didn't turn out that good, at that time they may have been good picks, even if not the "BPA" according to ISS. I honestly don't remember, but at least in Ryan Parent's case, even when he was on the Flyers in the beginning he was considered a good prospect. I've said it before and I'll say it again: reaching to fill an immediate need is not a good idea, but drafting a guy who is on the same level or even just slightly behind to fill a desperate organizational need is fine. Do you really think that when picking players in the draft the organization does not take into account who they have on the NHL roster and in the pipeline? My bet would be team's make their lists/boards/whatever based on, among other things, what their organization needs.

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