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06-30-2013, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by David Singleton View Post
Yes and no.

Chicago and Pittsburgh have done a wee bit better drafting offensive players high in the draft.

At the end of the day, it comes down to more than just the players- even with the massive role they play.

After 15 years, the next time that the current brain trust utilizes this same strategy to reach the conference finals will be the first time.

Seth Jones was a great pick as the fourth player taken. He was not a great pick for the Nashville Predators if the desired goal was to move away from "too much of the same type of player".
I agree, the problem is when Chicago was drafting Toews, Kane or Pittsburg' drafting Malkin, Florida was drafting the the top 10 of those drafts as well.

You could be correct with Colorado, but this is their 3rd top 5 pick in the last 5 years.

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