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09-16-2013, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Diamonddog01 View Post
What a rosy, Pollyanna way of looking at things.

If Nichushkin does become a big time player, it will be another nail in Gillis' coffin. Just because there is reasoning that makes sense does not mean it's the right decision.

You want BPA. That is how you judge a pick and a franchise. Everything else is fluff.

Your whole post is fluff. If Horvat _also_ becomes a great player, then what does it matter? It's only if Horvat busts/becomes marginal and Nichushkin becomes an impact player that one can see the pick as a failure.

Nichushkin becoming that player, in of itself, does not mean much. Not without taking into account what happens with Horvat.

And one thing to note: BPA at the time of the draft is one thing, BPA beyond is largely a factor of development. Most of what each player becomes happens after this point. Otherwise, you would not have a Giroux type player at 22, and so on.

Edit: Gillis "snake-oil"?... Hmmm, seems like you have an axe to grind with the GM.

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