Thread: Prospect Info: Flyers actual 2013 draft rankings
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08-20-2013, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
The chance of finding an NHL player is pretty slim after the 2nd round, but the chance of finding one the the 3rd round are over double that in the 5th or 6th. That is a sizable difference.
But the odds are still heavily against you which is all that really matters.

We'll have to agree to disagree about draft philosophy. To me it makes no sense to draft a player that you can find literally right now for league minimum if you wanted. How would you rather spend your dollar, at the claw machine with the iphone 5 in it or at the play til you win one with penny candy in it?
The problem is that you see Goulbourne's upside as a dime a dozen player in the NHL. But if he becomes a solid defensive, energy, heart and soul player who can grind and play the PK (say a Max Talbot), then he is not exactly a dime a dozen player. Hell, if he actually does become "Rinaldo 2.0", then he's still not exactly a dime a dozen player.

And I'd be okay with spending some time at the candy machine as long as we are not spending ALL of our time at that machine. We've gone fishing for the iPhone 5 with guys like Cousins, Gostisbehere, and MAB. It's not bad to end up with a gum ball from the candy machine every once in a while instead of nothing at the claw machine.

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