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06-18-2013, 02:02 PM
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Musashi
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Yes it has some merit but enough with the bpa crap. Every team is for the most part taking the best player they think is available. It is a subjective subject. That is what happens when teams try and predict how 17 and 18 year olds nhl careers will go while playing in different leagues and as kids in different stages of development. It is also why teams pay for their own scouts. Maybe it's in more of a position they prefer but why do we act like every draft goes by what the "public" views as the best player available. Drafts NEVER play out that way so why do we act like it's such a cardinal sin going against it.

Also pointing out how big of a mistake trading down because we passed over parise is ridiculous. Did they make a huge mistake, of course but saying all trade downs won't work because of 1 example that happened 10 years ago is pretty insignificant. Lots of teams made a mistake passing over Parise. He should of been a top 10 pick but would any of you be ripping if a team took him in the top 5 because there were "better players available"? A lot of teams made a big mistake not taking him but some didnt. LA and CHI went with different options and selected players who directly contributed to them winning the cup. What mistake did they make?

Revisionist history when looking at the 2003 draft is pointless unless you are redrafting all of the players in that draft class

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