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05-29-2013, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jeremiahjones View Post
Lindholm/Nurse/Ristolainen all seem to project as potential #1C/D's, where Lazar/Horvat are no doubt solid prospects, but at the moment don't seem like they have as high end potential. Most scouts and mock drafts written up would tend to agree.

I think Edmonton really can't go wrong this draft, either way they're going to get a high end prospect that will simultaneously fill a need, but if those prospects are still on the board I don't think they can pass on them for the rumored Lazar or Horvat.
I wouldnt put too much stock into what other people say. I would encourage you to watch (if possible) instead of reading what others think, many of whom arent watching themselves but are just regurgitating what they have read someone else say, and so on, and so on, like a big goofy telephone game.

Horvat and Lazar bring different attributes to the table than say Shinkaruk or Domi. Shinkaruk and Domi have higher point totals than Lazar and Horvat. Does that mean they are bpa? Not according to some people. Those who watch them. Some teams may put a higher value on the more offensive players. Others may value the two way player more.

It depends on what they are looking for, and what kind of depth they have in their system. This is where the bpa argument starts to crumble.
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If people knew how well Getzlaf would turn out, he would've been a top 5 pick. I think OP means Getzlaf at the time of the draft, and Lazar right now
My point exactly. Junior numbers dont always translate into nhl success. See Rob Schremp, or even Sam Gagner for that matter. Lots of points doesnt always mean the bpa.

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