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06-19-2013, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
There are still guys like Pronger, Bouwmeester, Suter, Doughty, Pietrangelo and Jovanovski that went very early and were studs.

Most there there isn't a guy with Jones' upside available on defense. You can't compare guys like Hickey, Alzner, Barker to Jones. E.Johnson may be a Norris trophy candidate had he not blown out his knee at 19.
I edited my post to list all the defensemen who went inside the top 5 since 2000.

Yes, there are elite guys - I never said defenseman picked highly don't or won't turn out elite. I'm saying it's a much greater gamble and you have a much better chance of the forward turning out to be an elite player than the defenseman. So if there's even a debate between a forward and a D, I'll pick the forward 10 times out of 10.

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