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Panthers’ Draft Mistakes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by davepoleck

When looking at team’s draft history, it is always fun to say things like “the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Antropov 10th overall in 1998, Pavel Datsyuk went 171st”; but that is not just realistic. The rankings that are produced on a monthly basis are there for a reason, and you rarely see players being picked “out of turn”. Obviously the 5th or 6th┬áranked guy can go ahead of the 4th ranked, but you would rarely see the 15th ranked move into the top five. Once the first round is over, anything goes.

With that said, I took a look at some of the REALISTIC changes the Panthers could have made at the draft table that would be put them in a better position then they are today. Remember, hindsight is 20-20 : Continue reading