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07-02-2013, 10:54 AM
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Here's an article about the draft from Anthony SanFillippo. He notes the criticism on the Goulbourne pick and asks Chris Pryor why they reached for Goulbourne so early.
“We didn’t have a fourth round pick and we knew [from talking to other teams] that he wouldn’t have been there when we picked in the fifth round,” Pryor said. “He may only be a role guy in the NHL, but we think he has a real good chance to play in the NHL, which is the biggest thing. Look at the percentages of guys playing in the league. It gets less and less each round. So, we wanted to jump up a little bit to grab him because we feel he’s going to be in the NHL and anytime you can get a guy who’s going to play at that level, it doesn’t matter where you take him.”
There's also a lot of good info in there on the other draft picks.

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