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06-02-2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
I'm not sure the bolded part is really true. Don't forget they reduced the number of rounds in the draft after the 04 lockout. So we can't draft a Halak in the 9th round anymore. If you compare the seven pre/post Price drafts and exclude players taken after the 7th round then the difference is a couple of 6th round picks. Granted it's twice as many goalies selected but it's highly unlikely that grabbing a couple of goalies in the 6th round would have changed Price's situation.
They drafted Simila and Missiaen post-Price. Not good picks but they did. You don't need only the 9th rounder to get goaltending. We could have done it in the 3rd, 4th or any other round. Not sure why goaltending should be reserved to the 9th. Mind you, I am mostly against 1st round for goaltending...but 2nd and beyond is fine with me.

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