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07-27-2013, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by hohosaregood View Post
They didn't need another center, they needed defense. Roy and Sakic decided that Mackinnon was the BPA and that's what they went with. I think Florida picked Barkov because they felt they needed him and I don't know what Tampa was thinking.
Yep, the Avs need a high end d-man pretty badly but they believed MacKinnon was the BPA, same goes for why TB took Drouin and Florida took Barkov, both orgs believed they were taking the BPA.

I don't think Orgs put a whole lot of value on winning a Memorial Cup in a players draft year (17/18 yo) and I highly doubt that was the main reason why the Sharks didn't take Weber, his play in his draft year was a pretty big factor.

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