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06-30-2013, 07:21 PM
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Garbage Goal
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
Okay, I don't like the pick, but this is just stupid reasoning.

Nobody is going for a homerun player in the 3rd round and beyond. Chances are, even the most skilled player in the 3rd round is not going to ever sniff NHL ice. When you get to that point, you have to look for players who you can project to have an NHL impact. You don't draft for upside at this point in the draft. You draft for projected impact, and sometimes the player with the "higher upside" is much less likely to reach that upside than the player with lower upside has of reaching his.

Remember, a fourth line forward has more impact for the Flyers than an AHL superstar.

That said, stupid pick, and I don't understand it.
You get my point. A third round pick should have some modicum of hockey skill that, even if it's the slightest chance, could translate to the NHL.

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