Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:25 AM
thats somewhat going around the point i was trying to make. Of course there was no Nieds in that draft, i'll leave off names then. If you can get a good and fast 2 way dman who will produce and bring offence or a guy who will be in your top 4 and not generate much. You want a higher ceiling as much as possible for your top pick
and the "speed" can be worked on i don't buy, you may get a little faster but not enough to make a big difference. People who are fast we're always fast, it's in them.
Why hasn't Lou hired you yet?
The NHL Central Scouting Bureau had Larsson ranked as the top European skater, and second overall. There was talk of him going first in that draft. Clearly people who know a lot more than you do thought he had a VERY high ceiling, and out of the 11 defensemen taken in the first round of 2011 draft, he was the ONLY one to play in the NHL in 2011-12, and he played 65 games (and 5 playoff games to boot) at that level to boot. To make it sound like YOU now know 2.5 years after the fact what the Devils should have been looking for...comical, really. The pick made a lot of sense and was completely understandable.
There is still time for him to become what DD56 has said...a multi-decade, Top-4 defenseman. Think those guys are easy to find?
I think Lou, or someone in the organization, basically admitted that Falloon was the one they wanted, besides Lindros of course.
Nieds, I recall, had a lot of the same knocks as Ryan Murphy. Had a suspect defensive side to his game and was very physically weak.
Didn't know that, but I do know that Falloon was pretty much considered THE across-the-board #2 guy in that draft. It just wouldn't have surprised me much if Lou was bucking that trend.
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