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Old 07-01-2014, 12:38 AM
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I have no problem with this year's approach. Frankly, when a draft is being touted for being deep in lower-line forwards and bottom-pair defensemen, I feel pretty good about plucking dmen to balance the org. As far as swinging for the fences with DeAngelo? It's risky, but so is just about every kid you draft (Stamkos is a good example of the rare exception). Once you get past this kid's immaturity, and if you trust Yzerman & Co.'s homework on that issue, then there's one bottom line. We made the playoffs and used the No. 19 overall pick on a righty-shooting offensive defenseman who was by virtual consensus the most talented at his position in the entire draft.
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