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A Fine Crop

From Aaron Portzline at the Columbus Dispatch,

The Hockey News projects that four of the first six picks will be defensemen, which hasn’t happened since the 1982 entry draft.

In fact, no more than three defensemen have been taken among the top 10 picks in the last 10 drafts.

“This is the finest crop in the history of the draft,” said Grant McCagg, who covers the draft year-round for McKeen’s Hockey, an online news service.

“And it comes at the right time for a lot of clubs, too. There is a real shortage in the league right now when it comes to defensemen who can carry the puck. Lots of teams are looking for one or two of those guys. That makes this even more attractive.”

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*Related article previously on KK

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  Tags: defensemen, nhl+entry+draft

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