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07-12-2013, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Haute Couturier View Post
It's not that it counts against the Flyers. It's the simple fact that a higher draft position means a better chance at landing quality and a better chance the player will contribute sooner. So how can you accurately compare everyone when the teams with high picks have an advantage?

Heck forget about Detroit for a moment. The Oilers had a 6th overall pick and two 1st overalls during that time. Does that automatically make them a better drafting team compared to teams at the bottom like Vancouver that did not have those high picks?
I get what you're saying, however at a certain point the data becomes overwhelming even in the face of draft position.

Since the lockout, notable picks:

Gustav Nyquist
Brendan Smith
Joakim Andersson
Cory Emmerton
Shawn Matthias
Jan Mursak
Jakub Kindl
Justin Abdelkader
Darren Helm

Sean Couturier
Eric Wellwood
Luca Sbisa
Marc-Andre Bourdon
Zac Rinaldo
James Van Riemsdyk
Claude Giroux
Andreas Nodl
Steve Downie
Oskars Bartulis

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