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05-28-2013, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill_Meltzer;66613873[B
]As long as the player pans out, no one will care in a few years if they "reached" for the pick[/B] or didn't risk trading down. An example from Flyers history:

Some people were in apoplexy back in 1991 when they learned the Flyers had used the 6th overall pick to take someone whom The Hockey News and Central Scouting had pegged as a late first-round to early-second pick. On the strong recommendation of scouts Inge Hammarström and Bill Dineen, the Flyers went off the board and selected Peter Forsberg.

The next year, the Flyers used the 7th overall pick and chose the player THN called "the safest pick in the draft". That player was Ryan Sittler.
Sit's boy was one of the locks in the draft to play in the NHL back then! So you never know. Heck look at last year, they reached for Scott and that move looks like it will pan out.

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