Contrary to popular belief, Paul Holmgren drafts well
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07-12-2013, 11:09 PM
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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:
James Van Riemsdyk
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