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07-12-2013, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by harpoon View Post
No doubt. Since 1979 the Oilers have drafted three guys in the second round who ever did anything useful for this organization, four if you want to count Laraque. Graves imo is the most useful player the Oilers have ever drafted in the second round. I like David Perron a hell of a lot better than I like the chances of the Oilers picking anything useful with their second round pick.
2nd round picks have been a bust (very odd) but going back to 79 the team did quite well with 3rd and 4th rounds picks.

I would argue that Stoll (closely followed by Matt Greene) was probably the best 2nd round pick the team has selected so far.
I expect Petry to ultimately be the best 2nd round pick assuming he stays with the team.

I would argue though....just because the Oilers have sucked picking in the 2nd round doesn't mean that pick has little to no value.

That said... sending a 2nd and Paajarvi to the Blues for Perron is a good deal for the Oilers.

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