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02-11-2014, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Dactyl View Post
A lot of people knew Fowler and Tarasenko would be better at the time of the draft. Let's not pretend like this is some obscure 7th round pick who became a superstar that we are complaining about. Fowler and Tarasenko were picked not far after and they clearly had more talent. Still what justifies picking him over a guy who was projected to go top 5 or a guy who was a top 3 European prospect.
Pure hindsight. Lots of teams were scared Fowler would always lack the strength and attitude to seriously battle forwards. He still has that knock. Hence why he dropped like a rock.

There were serious concerns over Tarasenko ever coming to the US and the Rangers had recently lost Cheraponov due to some medical issues not caught by the doctors over there. I don't think they were in a rush to make such a book or bust pick.. So he boomed. Great. Tell me why so many other teams passed on him INCLUDING the Blues once when they selected Schwartz before him.

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