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07-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Change is good.
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Pretty interesting to see people voting Buchnevich over Tambellini. Obviously it might turn out true that Buchnevich becomes the better of the two, but essentially people are indirectly proclaiming that, despite probably seeing very little of either guy, they know better than our scouting staff
Eh, I would argue it may have come down to drafting strategy rather than true prospect evaluation.
To clarify what I mean, the Rangers' scouts might well have said that they like Buch the same - or even better - on pure talent to which Slats/Gorton said "ok, we'll take Tambellini now because the two are close and we think Buch will still be there when we pick next. Whereas if we do it in reverse order, we know Tambellini will be gone."
You don't want to get too cute with that kind of game, but a team with 3 picks in the same round (and an advantage in terms of attractiveness to Russian prospects) is in a unique position to take the gamble.
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