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01-29-2014, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Are you saying that Allen is worth more right now than Skjei?

That's a very controversial statement around these parts
Eh not that controversial since he's playing well in the AHL and didn't look out of place in a couple of NHL games.

Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
Can we please stop talking about drafting a big guy with high offensive ability at #20, much less later rounds?

While there are big players who break out offensively later, it is very rare. Big guys who don't go in the top 5 rarely have any real offensive skill. Those who don't go in the top 10 usually don't make the NHL.

Everyone wants to pay attention to Getzlaf, but I posted statistics here and for every Getzlaf, there are over a dozen big guys drafted in the teens and 20s who wind up never making the NHL.

Everyone wants big guys who can play, which is why they almost never leave the top 10, and if their skill is real, they will normally go in the top 5.
Definitely. Drafting for size isn't a good strategy, especially if you aren't drafting in the top 5. Draft for skill, don't draft a guy who maybe might possibly become a skilled player just because he's also big.

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