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08-20-2013, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Mats86 View Post
When you look at the typical draft a team can generally get offense a team needs later in draft. In small players like Plekanecs, Gallaghers, types. What should be concentrated on early in draft is size skill. Much harder to find in NHL. Offense in small players is easier to find rather it be a Gallagher late in draft or sign a Briere. But try and acquire a Wayne Simmonds type? Near impossible to do. Even if McCarron ends up averages 16 goals a year, if he uses his size and toughness will bring element to Habs near impossible to acquire but necessary to winning team.
And yet, Simmonds was drafted as an over-ager. David Clarkson was never drafted. Ryan Clowe was drafted in the 6th round. etc.

There's also an extensive list of players drafted early because they projected as power forwards and that didn't amount to anything.

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